I've wondered and raised this before here. Back in 2007, relations between W and Putin were going downhil very fast.
Papa Bush stepped up and he and GWB invited Putin to the family compound at Kennebunkport for the July 1, 2007 weekend, to try to put the relaationship back on track. Aside from fishing and high-speed boatride photos, nothing was ever revealed.
Putin left, no commnique. A few days later, Putin tore up a missile treaty and things got worse, with the man into whose soul George had seen. That was the beginning of more high-stakes, bad behaviour. The events on the Russian side shortly afterward should have occasioned some questions as to what happened that weekend. But nothing.
Clearly it had gone very badly.. No one in the meda or academe ever talks about it. I even had trouble finding anything really solid in Dailykos archives. Lots of reports that it happened, boats, fish, etc., but nothing solid. Surely someone must know and be willing to talk.
Has anyone here ever heard anything solid? it may well point up how badly George bungled this relaltionship.
Here are items I found (I feel something more happened than what is revealed here):