I don’t see how the 2 issues relate. Politicians are mostly dishonest, one area they are open to temptation is via a need for funding…

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Official photographic portrait of US President...With the Tories’ own goal on party donations raising the appalling prospect of renewed calls for political parties to draw on the public purse, a timely put-down for the idea comes from across the Pond.

The arms implications of  Barack Obama’s off-mic promise to the Russian president I’ll leave to those more qualified to comment but his following quote is relevant for any democracy:

“This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

For anyone who didn’t immediately decode it, here’s what that statement is shorthand for:

“In November of this year, I have to go through this charade, in which I promise my people anything that I think will get me back into the White House. Once that’s attended to, I can do pretty much what the hell I like regardless because I’ll never need the support of those schmucks again.”

Now this hardly rates…

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