"The United States has overstepped its borders in all spheres - economic, political and humanitarian, and has imposed itself on other states. Local and regional wars did not get fewer, the number of people who died did not get less but increased. We see no kind of restraint - a hyper-inflated use of force. The US has gone from one conflict to another without achieving a fully-fledged solution to any of them."
Russian President Vladimir Putin, February 2007
"Moscow must understand that it cannot enjoy a genuine partnership with the West so long as its actions at home and abroad conflict so fundamentally with the core values of Euro-Atlantic democracies. In today's multi-polar world, there is no place for needless confrontation, and I would hope that Russian leaders understand this truth."
US Republican Senator John McCain, February 2007
Now, where's that shovel and how much is blast-resistant concrete these days?