Last year, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, met with Vladimir Putin, announcing some, but not all, Russian warplanes would leave Syria.
Last year, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, met with Vladimir Putin, announcing some, but not all, Russian warplanes would leave Syria. Alexei Druzhinin AP
Last year, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, met with Vladimir Putin, announcing some, but not all, Russian warplanes would leave Syria. Alexei Druzhinin AP

We treat Putin as a friend at our peril

December 15, 2016 8:52 PM