posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 05:10 PM
Putin deserves credit for preventing a major war, but he's just as much of a bloodthirsty bully as US leaders have been. Georgia and Chechnya vs Iraq
and Afghanistan. He does not deserve a Nobel Peace Prize anymore than Obama did.
Just because Putin is a strong leader doesn't mean he's right for everything. Personally, I wouldn't mind if he were president of the US for a term
or two (if that were constitutionally possible) I would likely even vote for him simply because he is such a good leader. Ultimately though he's a
power hungry dictator that doesn't know how to step aside, and he would never leave it at two terms.
I guess what it comes down to is Putin is a benevolent dictator, but still a dictator and still a warmonger. He does not deserve a Nobel Peace
edit on 3-10-2013 by Aazadan because: (no reason given)