I wonder what dissidents he is thinking of. People who have made their living being discontented with the United States, like Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell? People who are angry and hate the United States because it’s so much safer to hate the United States than it is to hate Russia, where dissidents and enemies of the Kremlin have a way of disappearing in the middle of the night, like The Reverend Jeremiah Wright? Maybe it’ll be people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson who have made themselves wealthy keeping a portion of the population enslaved to victimization.
Or maybe it’ll be Middle America, the Tea Partiers, who want America to stay America and are not at all happy that we have a President who is trying to turn it into the former Soviet Union.
Medvedev may walk softly and carry a big spoon if he speaks to the Tea Partiers and Middle America on Afghanistan.