“Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only “stupid” people, or fools, would think that it is bad! We have enough problems around the world without yet another one.
When I am President, Russia will respect us far more than they do now and both countries will, perhaps, work together to solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!” – LINK–
What makes this intensely sharp is the reality of the President Obama administration specifically advocating for, and attempting to do, exactly the same thing in 2009.