Now, we have a President who doesn't bother looking at all. That strategery fits right into his equally-bizarre blindness toward the murderous Chavez of Venezuela.
Even the famously Commie-loving NYTimes was chary of Putin back in 2007, and since then, things have gotten worse.
...in recent weeks, two different Russian military figures have come forward with confessions about brutality in the Kremlin’s earlier military campaigns in Chechnya that can only be called barbarism. Major Alexei Potyomkin has admitted that a group of Red Cross volunteers slaughtered south of Grozny in 2006 were butchered not by rebels, but by Russian forces...
Oh, there's more at the link.
So. We have a renascence of Murder, Inc. run by a true-believer Communist thugocrat who's running a State which threatens European gas-supplies for fun and profit--and THIS is a country with which we "should" sign a treaty limiting our missile-defense?
Oh! You say Henry Kissinger thinks we should? THAT makes us feel better.