Russian President Putin makes a short visit to Iran. Publicly, he and Iranian President Ahmadinejad talk about strengthening their relationship. Putin says he's opposed to any military action against Iran over its uranium enrichment program.
President Bush counters with a prediction that if Iran is to continue it's nuclear weapons program it could lead to World War 3.
Seemingly, Bush and Putin are at opposite ends on this issue. But it's possible the two are playing good cop/bad cop. Bush, of course, plays the part of the bad cop.
I suggest this because the Associated Press is reporting that Putin offered Iran a "time out" on UN sanctions if Tehran drops its enrichment program.
Let's hope that Putin's gesture is well received in Tehran.