As a child of the cold war, I spent a good bit of my childhood “fighting the Russians” with my brothers. With that in mind, being called a bald-faced liar by a Russian President is something I never thought I would use against an American administration. I don’t trust a single word that comes from my own government. That makes me sad. And angry.
Things aren’t exactly warming up between the Obama administration and Vladimir Putin, even as President Obama arrives in St. Petersburg for the G-20 summit.
Putin called Obama Secretary of State John Kerry a liar over Kerry’s testimony this week before Congress.
The question may be al-Qaeda’s influence on the Syrian rebels, an issue Kerry has downplayed.
Speaking to his human rights council Wednesday, Putin said, “This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans), and we assume they are decent people, but he is lying and he knows that he is lying. This is sad.”