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Biden Says He Told Putin: I Don’t Think You Have A Soul

The latest dispatch from ‘Planet Joe,’ via The Hill:

Biden to Putin: I don’t think ‘you have a soul’

By Justin Sink | July 21, 2014

Vice President Biden told Vladimir Putin that he did not believe the Russian leader had “a soul” during a visit to the Kremlin in 2011, the vice president said in a New Yorker magazine interview published Monday.

Biden said the incident occurred while he was touring Putin’s office in the Kremlin. “I had an interpreter, and when he was showing me his office I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do, won’t it? A magnificent office!’ And he laughed. As I turned, I was this close to him,” Biden said, signaling that the two leaders were standing just inches apart. “I said, ‘Mr. Prime Minister, I’m looking into your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul.’”

Pressed on if the anecdote was true, Biden confirmed, “absolutely, positively.”

“And he looked back at me, and he smiled, and he said, ‘We understand one another.’” Biden said. “This is who this guy is!”

The exchange was a play on comments former President George W. Bush made after inviting Putin to visit him at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul,” Bush said. “He’s a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country, and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue, and that’s the beginning of a very constructive relationship.”

Why does Biden feel he has to make up stories like this? Nobody believes him anymore. Does he suffer from low self-esteem?

Of course the same question could be asked of Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi — and almost any top ranking Democrat.

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