Hands Tied in Washington Russia's Strategy Paralyzes US Government

The Bush Administration has warned that ties with Russia are imperiled, but the truth is that the US can undertake little more than symbolic action against Moscow. As much as Russia's actions have irritated the Americans, no one is interested in an escalation.
Hands tied: Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates and George W. Bush are not interested in seeing an escalation in the crisis with Russia.

Hands tied: Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates and George W. Bush are not interested in seeing an escalation in the crisis with Russia.

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