Obama Backs Away from Missle Defense Shield

2009 September 17
by bc3b

PRAGUE/WARSAW (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has told east European states he was backing away from plans for an anti-missile shield there, in a move that may ease Russian-U.S. ties but fuel fears of resurgent Kremlin influence.

Poland said Obama would announce a final decision on the project, a major source of tension between Washington and Moscow, later on Thursday.

The shield, involving interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar complex in the Czech republic, was promoted by Obama’s predecessor George W. Bush to defend against any missile launches from “rogue” states such as Iran and North Korea.

“Today, shortly after midnight, Barack Obama telephoned me to announce that his government is backing away from the intention of building a missile defense radar on Czech territory,” Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer told reporters.

The One is turning the United States into a defenseless third world country at a breakneck pace. Think The One will apologize to Russia for backing down?

Here’s the entire article.

Hat tip: Reuters

12 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 September 17 7:18 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    A view across the pond on this shameless retreat.

    A rollicking comment in the same piece —

    The can be no doubt that this man is a danger to the world in frightening ways. The fools, posing as supporting cast like Under Secretary of State for Arms Control Ellen Tauscher ‘The first member of her family to attend college, she graduated in 1974 from Seton Hall University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education.Are you shitting me? As I said it’s going to get bad until we purge these people.

    “Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not.” — T. Jefferson

    This is a unmitigated disaster.

  2. 2009 September 17 7:45 am
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    Me thinks jimmah carter must have been hiding in the woodpile, just prior to this jerks conception. He has the same big ears and all.

  3. 2009 September 17 7:48 am
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    JustMary permalink

    I have no words.

  4. 2009 September 17 7:52 am
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    I have many, but this is a PG blog.

  5. 2009 September 17 7:56 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Well, for the good news (and I realize this is a snapshot in time): Obama is down to -8 in Rasmussen Daily Presidential Polling. Overall, he is 47% approval/52% disapproval.

    Time for MSM to recircle the wagons and keep accusing anyone who opposes Obama of racism.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

  6. 2009 September 17 7:56 am
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    JustMary permalink

    Just no F bombs. 😉

  7. 2009 September 17 8:50 am
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    Unreal – But it’s not like we didn’t see this coming if he was elected, I hey he’s even on video admitting to killing of “wasteful spending” such as missile defense”.

    PG-13 I think actually 🙂

  8. 2009 September 17 9:29 am
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    mpthompson permalink

    Not unexpected, but very sad.

  9. 2009 September 17 11:57 am
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    mulletover permalink

    This rancid piece of fecal matter that calls himself president and glories over his own persona, at the same time he was surrendering half the free world to communist aggression, was awarding a true American hero, Sgt 1st Class Jared C. Monti, the Congressional Medal of Honor.

    The kenyan is not fit to lick the boots of this hero or any other man or woman in the military service of this country.

    Shameful. And regretful.

  10. 2009 September 17 3:47 pm
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    Federalist permalink

    Ozero is saying that out Intel said the Iranians ICBM capability was not there. The last time I checked the Iranians launched their own satellite (into space which you need ICBMs for) that’s pretty long range to me

  11. 2009 September 17 9:46 pm
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    lisab permalink

    a sex tape of michelle obama and mr t has reportedly surfaced …

    and

    um …

    both need nair

    and um …

    obama just announced a new $5 per cup tax on coffee, and um …

    also, obama just made beyonce secretary of education … “because she is cool and was robbed at the vma awards by that skinny white trash ho”

    oh and by the way

    obama just pulled a missile defense system out of poland on the 70th anniversary of the soviet invasion of poland

  12. 2009 September 17 9:46 pm
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    lisab permalink

    see … things could be worse …

    it is all how you frame it.

    just because he breaks a defense agreement with poland on the 70th anniversary of the soviet invasion of poland …

    which happened to be part of a secret agreement between stalin and hitler …

    resulting in the deaths of a million polish citizens and precipitated the start of ww2

    is no reason to get upset

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