Re: United States V Russia
Russia is not going to stand for GW's continual pokes and jabs, especially now that they have a guaranteed, long term source of revenue and Europe by the energy dependent balls. The proposed voodoo science "missle defense" itself may result in an escalation of the arms race. Who has the most to lose when the US threatens to pull out of arms talks? Europe -but they proved that they can't even prevent/police a civil war in thier own back yard (Bosnia), let alone tame The Bear.
I'm sure that the neocon "advisors" that GW inherited from his daddie have some sort of plan but it will be up to the next administration to try to sort it out. I hope that the next admin. puts more thought into dealing with the aftermath than the provocation. Iraq proved that, probably to the tune of a trillion taxpayer bucks.