Article: Vladimir Putin Speaks Honestly | OpEdNewsRussia's president is a refreshing contrast to the liars who inhabit Western governments and Western media. The agenda of the Russian government is peace and international cooperation under the rule of law. Washington's agenda is hegemony.
President Putin endeavors to lead the world to peace, while the neoconservatives who control Washington's foreign policy try to drive the world to war. Contrast the crazed statements that flow from Washington comparing President Putin to Hitler, suggesting his assassination, and calling for shooting down Russian military aircraft -- with President Putin's appeal that Washington abandon its hegemonic agenda and submit to international law and international cooperation. As President Putin has emphasized, for Washington "international cooperation" means submission to Washington's will.