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Missile Defense

onetwothreepull
The above is a children’s book written so children will one day understand the decision by Barack Obama to not pursue a missile defense shield in Poland the Czech Republic. Putin is the wascally wabbit in back, Barack Obama is chicken. Silly wabbit.

15 comments to Missile Defense

  • “But he did explain the logic of doing so, saying Iran — a key concern for the United States — was not a threat.”
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  • Veruckt

    I was so pissed about this. Poland in particular really put their a**es on the line in asking for this missle shield and they raised the ire of Russia in doing so. Now for us to pull this on them is a shameful way to treat one of our most loyal allies. This really is the reincarnation of the Carter administration.

  • Dammit, people, the nominees for The Biggest Pile of Crap must be limited to three this week.

  • Sorry Eric, but you may have to step it up a bit.

  • Stephanie

    I knew this was coming but I am so beyond disgusted. Is it racist for me to say that the President is a complete and utter back stabbing ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! If anything happens oh is he going to have to explain himself. But to you leftards….if the people of Poland, the Czech Republic etc. end up again under the Russian boot I will gladly pay for your trip to join them.

  • The Czech Republic stills feels the sting of Soviet oppression.

  • Tracy, txmom2many

    Well that explains why he didn’t go to the memorial thing. It’s hard to remember the bad stuff with people you’re about to put in danger of reliving history.

  • Veruckt

    This all reminds me of something the great Winston Churchill once said “An appeaser is someone who feeds a crocidile in hopes it will eat them last.” I think Obama just tossed the Russian crocidile a nice juicy T-bone.

  • JS Lawalin

    This was done on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion in 1939 as well. I’m surprised during his speech Obama didn’t crack a pollack joke and claim that Polish sausages made your testicles shrink.

    BTW, this was Obama back in April:

    So let me be clear: Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat, not just to the United States, but to Iran’s neighbors and our allies. The Czech Republic and Poland have been courageous in agreeing to host a defense against these missiles. As long as the threat from Iran persists, we will go forward with a missile defense system that is cost-effective and proven. (Applause.) If the Iranian threat is eliminated, we will have a stronger basis for security, and the driving force for missile defense construction in Europe will be removed. (Applause.)

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-By-President-Barack-Obama-In-Prague-As-Delivered/

    So what’s changed since April? Did Putin give him a reach-around when the Big O was in Moscow back in July?

  • I’m with V – this is Carter Redeux – and now the Ayatollahs are on the verge of having nukes. Obama is so naive it hurts.

  • Mighty Skip

    Well, he sincerely believes this will be for the long term stability of the world, or more specifically of Russia and Eastern Europe. Saying that Iran is not a threat is a bit of cover, it satisfies the condition that LS pointed out, “If the Iranian threat is eliminated, we will have a stronger basis for security, and the driving force for missile defense construction in Europe will be removed.” So he is indeed saying that the Iranian threat is eliminated.

    Why? Appeasement of Russia as has been mentioned. Somewhere the Obama administration decided that an angry, grumbling Russia is more of a threat to world stability than Iran potentially having nukes. Russia, the administration must figure, can cause greater long term strategic threats to US interests than Iran. Knowing that Russia does not have the military or economic capability to disrupt the US directly, he is attempting to cut the temptation to do so early on. The cost, Eastern Europe. As long as Russia has Eastern Europe to bully and make themselves feel important, they will be less likely to expand their interests. In effect, Russia kicking around Eastern Europe is the status quo. They are an acceptable sacrifice, especially because the approval of NATO and the Western European allies (and fellow socialists) is more important.

    Also, it’s not as if he’s given up on Iran completely. He figures maybe he can kill two birds with one stone. Maybe, just maybe, as Russia happily beats up on Eastern Europe, they will agree to lean heavily on Iran. If it works, he comes off as a foreign policy genius. If not, he is unlikely to get any criticism that will stick, being able to go to reports 5 or more years back talking about the inevitability of Iran’s bomb. As he doesn’t see Iran as a threat, who cares if they have the bomb? Sure they might be a threat to Israel, but it’s fairly clear the Obama administration doesn’t really care about them either.

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