Greenwald and Cirincione debate the merits of the Trump-Putin summit

The issue of Russia and Donald Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin has become the subject of great debate in the US, with much heat but less light. In this discussion on Democracy Now!, Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshare Fund, takes the position that the recent summit was a bad idea and gives his reasons. Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept disagrees. The discussion is much more substantive than what you usually get on commercial talking head TV.


  1. jrkrideau says

    I am impressed.

    Cirincione sounds like someone whose livelihood is in danger.

    Greenwald actually seems to know something about the recent events.

    I have to admit I think that having the leaders of the two major nuclear powers in the world have a private chat does not seem all that bad. No need to grandstand for the inevitable leaks from one’s “loyal” ministers and so on. OMG, one might talk about real issues. Well, admittedly with Trump that may be difficult.

    Trump’s attempt to get better relations with Russia seems about the only sensible US international policy in years and it as a plank in his campaign. Even the village idiot gets it right occasionally.

    I have been very “impressed” by the cries of “treason” coming from the US commentariat. But why is the story of Chicken Little flashing before my eyes?

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