President &to=http://english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/98/386/14349_Bush.html' target=_blank>George W. Bush, brushing aside criticism in Congress, said Monday he approved domestic spying on suspected terrorists without court orders because it was "a necessary part of my job to protect" Americans from attack.
At a White House news conference, Bush also acknowledged that a prewar failure of American intelligence _ claiming that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction _ has complicated the United States' ability to confront other potential emerging threats such as Iran.
"Where it is going to be most difficult to make the case is in the public arena," Bush said. "People will say, if we're trying to make the case on Iran, `Well, if the intelligence failed in Iraq, therefore, how can we trust the intelligence on Iran?"'
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War