Putin: Open mic, insert foot

<b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007593" title="Vladimir Putin" href="/topic/politics/government/heads-of-state/vladimir-putin-PEPLT007593.topic">Vladimir Putin</a>:</b> In 2006, during a meeting in Moscow with Israeli Prime Minister <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007523" title="Ehud Olmert" href="/topic/politics/government/government-ministers/ehud-olmert-PEPLT007523.topic">Ehud Olmert</a>, Putin was heard joking about the virility of Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who was accused of raping members of his staff: "What a mighty man he turns out to be. He raped 10 women. I would never have expected this from him. He surprised us all. We all envy him."
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( Getty image / July 23, 2008 )

Vladimir Putin: In 2006, during a meeting in Moscow with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Putin was heard joking about the virility of Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who was accused of raping members of his staff: "What a mighty man he turns out to be. He raped 10 women. I would never have expected this from him. He surprised us all. We all envy him."

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