Aug 12, 2008

Putting the "Prime" in Prime Minister, Again

In case anyone missed it, “Saakashvili took note of the fact that Prime Minister Vladimir Putin personally oversaw the Russian military operation from a command post in Vladikavkaz, the capital of North Ossetia.”

Does anyone else think it’s odd that a prime minister would head to the front lines while Medvedev is playing golf?

Ok, he probably was not playing golf.

But it still does not answer what Putin was doing in Vladikavkaz. Putin certainly does not have the same authority over the military as say, I don't know, maybe President Medvedev? We assume that the President was at least conferring with his generals.

Since Putin has repeatedly stated that his focus as prime pinister woud be directed towards domestic issues, it is far more likely that he was in North Ossetia to do a little sightseeing and check up on the progress of his national priority projects in health, housing, and education.

Vladikavkaz is beautiful this time of year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard there is a gymnastics training facility there...