News arrives today that Vladimir Putin will run for President of Russia in the next elections.
Even though Putin has been running things from behind the scenes, his return to the Presidency is practically guaranteed because of his record of achieving results as a leader.
Those Somali pirates who hijacked the Russian ship Moscow University?
Those Chechen rebels who initiated the school hostage situation in Beslan?
Those troublemakers in Georgia who stepped over the border line in Southern Russia?
They won't be doing that again.
Now I'm not saying that Putin is any type of model for world leadership. But there is one benefit to having a dictator in your country. He gets things done.
No talking. Just action.
He's kind of like the opposite of Barack Obama.