Here’s what THE ONE has ‘accomplished’ this time around:
Negotiating our missile defense away:
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.
More from The Telegraph: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/geraldwarner/100002433/barack-obama-holds-a-fire-sale-of-americas-nuclear-defences-in-moscow/
North Korea and Iran are laughing their asses off. Smooth move, ExLax.
Iran’s brave protesters get another slap, this time from Russia:
The pivotal foreign policy event so far in the Obama presidency was not this week’s summit with Russia. It was instead that rarest of all events: Barack Obama’s silence.
When the people of Iran filled the streets of their country demanding a fair election, the U.S. clutched for a week. Uncertain of whether U.S. interests lay with the nuke-building ayatollahs or the democracy-seeking population, the Obama team essentially mumbled sweet nothings through the first days of the most extraordinary world event in this young presidency’s term. That moment of hesitation, when a genuine and strategically useful democratic moment needed support, could prove costly.
When the Group of Eight nations tried to shape a response to the Iranian government’s repression, Russia knew what to say about Iran.
“No one is willing to condemn the election process,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, “because it’s an exercise in democracy.”
Behold the official dumbing down of democracy.
An ‘excercise in democracy’. That’s what Russia considers the blood-soaked crackdown of dissent in Iran.
Mr. HopeyChangeytude sat passively as Putin blamed America for the Cold war:
Obama started his first ever meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin today by asking “How did we get here?”
As the two men sat in Putin’s yellow and white columned mansion, called Novo Ogaryovo, what followed was a nearly hour long discourse by Putin on the history of the US-Russian relationship since the Cold War, and ways he felt Russia had been slighted by the US, sources told ABC News.
“The prime minister was very communicative in terms of his opinions,” a senior administration official later said.
More here: http://www.thefoxnation.com/international/2009/07/07/manhandled-moscow-putin-lectures-obama-1-hour-cold-war
I’ll bet. Of course Putin didn’t bother to mention the world-wide threat posed by the Soviet Union for over 70 years. Or the brutal, forced annexation of Eastern Europe, the Gulags, Lubyanka, and the fact that American strength and determination—thanks to Ronald Reagan in particular—helped bring an end to the evil Soviet empire.
Obama’s cowardice in the face of Russian hubris was further demonstrated by his dismissal of the Honduran people standing up for democracy:
In Moscow, Obama said his administration’s support for Zelaya, the deposed left-leaning politician who often criticized Washington, was emblematic of his administration’s foreign policy.
“America cannot and should not seek to impose any system of government on any other country, nor would we presume to choose which party or individual should run a country,” Obama said in a speech in the Russian capital. “And we haven’t always done what we should have on that front.”
“Even as we meet here today, America supports now the restoration of the democratically elected president of Honduras, even though he has strongly opposed American policies,” he said.
“We do so not because we agree with him,” Obama said of Zelaya. “We do so because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders, whether they are leaders we agree with or not.”
Obama’s opinion of ‘not seeking to impose any system of government on any other country’ includes witholding support from people struggling to free themselves from the repression of communism, socialism, and Islamic oppression.
Scuse the hell outta me, but I was under the impression that America stood for democracy. When freedom calls, we answer. Well, apparently not according to the Obama State. Wouldn’t want to “meddle” now would we?
Obama is so out of his league. His wafer-thin resume consists of corrupt Chicago-style ‘community organizing’, indoctrinal saturation in Saul Alinky’s “Rules for Radicals” ideology, and 142 days as Senator. None of it compares to a former KGB thug who pulls Dmitry Medvedev’s strings.
This little fop has absolutely no guts whatsoever. His foreign policy savvy amounts to a laizzez faire attitude toward fledgling democracies, shameful beratings by hostile regimes, and apologizing to them on our behalf.
Democracy hasn’t just been ‘dumbed down’, it’s been lobotomized.