According to reliable sources, Obama administration officials are on their way to Poland and the Czech Republic to deliver very bad news. The administration intends to cancel completely the missile defense sites that had been promised to these governments by the previous administration. This represents a complete capitulation to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who had demanded that the proposed deployments be halted as a price for improved relations. Ironically, the Obama administration, which is appeasing Russia in the hopes that Moscow will help put pressure on Iran, has made this mammoth concession just a few days after Moscow declared that it had no intention of supporting sanctions against Iran.
The consequences of this action in Eastern Europe, especially in Ukraine and in other countries that feel vulnerable to Russian power, will be disastrous. It is a major American retreat in the face of Russian bullying. And we will get absolutely nothing for it.
More here: http://blog.american.com/?p=5041
President Punchdrunk actually started negotiating our missile defense away during the G8 Summit:
Both the US and Russia have agreed in principle to reduce the number of nuclear weapon delivery vehicles from the current level of 1,600 each, as was negotiated under START, and to reduce the number of nuclear warheads each nation has in its arsenal from 2,200 each, as agreed upon during the 2002 Moscow Treaty.
One of the major sticking points so far has been Russia’s continued frustration at US plans for a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, an issue Samore said would “have to be addressed in the new treaty,” though he would not specify just how.
It was the same summit during which Putin railed against the U.S. and blamed us for the Cold War, while THE ONE sat on his hands and drooled:
He’s abandoning two of our allies in an act of total cowardice, by kowtowing to Russia. This shit is straight from the Jimmy Carter book of foreign policy fuck-ups and unilateral capitulation. Moscow now has more leverage to pressure Poland and the Czech Republic. Putin has no fucking intention of pressuring Iran, and has just scored a propaganda victory thanks to a self-absorbed Hopey-Changeytude Messiah, who believes his own press and thinks he can “improve relations” with a Neo-Soviet regime. The little socialist-in-chief is in way over his head; he thinks he can bring peace, love, and granola to the whole world by just posing under a photoshopped halo and flashing his stupid grin. He has no fucking clue who or what he’s dealing with.
The adults are no longer in charge, the children are running amok.
This One Big Ass Mistake, America needs to be “reset”.
2012 cannot come soon enough. I only hope that we can prevent this lamebrained cockholster from doing too much damage.