U.S. President Barack Obama has held talks with Mikhail Gorbachev, a spokesman for the former Soviet leader said on Monday, in the latest sign of Washington's efforts to "press the reset button" on ties with Russia.
Spokesman Konstantin Petrenko said Gorbachev met Obama and Vice President Joe Biden — who coined the 'reset' phrase last month — in Washington last Friday.
Remember, Gorbachev is an unashamed Communist. He was the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. His reforms were meant to strengthen Communism, not to destroy it. The fact that those reforms led to the Soviet collapse was an unintended consequence, because he was ignorant of the power of freedom unleashed.
What advice could Obama be seeking from this man?