When reporters asked Vladimir Putin whether events have caused him to reconsider his stance on negotiating with Chechen separatists, the Russian president balked.
"Why don't you meet Osama bin Laden and invite him to Brussels or the White House and engage him in talks, ask him what he wants and give it to him so he lets you live in peace?" Putin said in Russian.
"You find it possible to set some limitations in your dealings with these bastards, so why should we talk to people who are child-killers?"
Now that's talking tough. Now, where are Paul's 'nads?