A year ago President Obama treated Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to lunch at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia. "Obama ate a traditional cheeseburger, while Medvedev added jalepenos, mushrooms and onions to his," the Washington Post reported at the time. "The pair shared an order of fries, according to the White House."
It was a very cute outing that seemed to signify close relations between the two men and, thus, their respective countries. No doubt a victory of Obama's much touted "reset" with Russia, the president's boosters might say.
Now, it seems, Medvedev has returned the favor of lunch--with an endorsement. "Let me tell you that no one wishes the re-election of Barack Obama as US president as I do," Medvedev said in an interview with the Financial Times.