The important thing is that you shouldn't allow liberals to convince you that Bush's comments to Putin were some kind of unintended and ironic commentary on the United States. The president said, "Democracies always reflect a country's customs and culture." Then he mentioned the stuff about rule of law, protection of minorities, a free press and viable political opposition.
Putin answered him in Russian but I didn't hear the translation. After studying the expression on Putin's face, however, I'm guessing that he said something like, "I'm rubber. You're glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks on you."
The entire column is a devastating head-on collision with reality for TeamBush. Go read it.
Update, 11:15AM - Attaturk @ Rising Hegemon (among others) points to another great column on the same topic, this one by Maureen Dowd. Jeez, who's been pissing in MoDo's Wheaties? That's two outstanding columns from her in the past two weeks.