Update: Sen Kyl ‘dangerous and short-sighted’;Lech Walesa; TOTUS abandons Eastern European Allies, scraps Missile Shield…


Lech Walesa says it all:

…”It’s not good,” said former Polish president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

And TOTUS just told these folks in APRIL he was behind the shield:

..In April in Prague, Obama said Washington would proceed with developing the system as long as Iran posed a threat to U.S. and European security…

He will throw ANYONE under the bus at ANYTIME for ANY REASON. No world leader will trust us to keep our word now and why should they?

Update 12:11pm EST:  Mrs MiM here. Well. I am ready to leave the last vestiges of my Democratness, my Clintons, if Hillary doesnt figure out a way to step down asap. This is just unacceptable to support this clearly WEAK policy, this ‘atonement’ (for having the audacity to keep the world as free as we are able), this capitulation, this appeasement of big bullies at the expense of our allies and ourselves

Hillary get out of there. Staying IMO is ENABLING this. What is Gates thinking?

More good news on this – Biden says we are backing off shields b/c Iran is ‘not a threat’ WTH?!?! From Ed at HotAir:

Why has the Obama administration decided to toss eastern Europe under the bus in order to make nice with Russia?  According to CNN, Joe Biden says that a missile-defense system in Europe isn’t really necessary, because Iran isn’t much of a threat.  No, really:

Vice President Joe Biden earlier refused to confirm to CNN that the George W. Bush-era plan was being shelved. But he did explain the logic of doing so, saying Iran — a key concern for the United States — was not a threat.

“I think we are fully capable and secure dealing with any present or future potential Iranian threat,” he told CNN’s Chris Lawrence in Baghdad, where he is on a brief trip.

Update: Well this commentator in the Telegraph is upset about it, let me ask you Europe, what did you think you would get when you kept pushing Obama as the greatest thing on Earth? Hillary and MAC were the hawks in the race, but all you cared about then was ‘race’. This is what you wanted isn’t it, a friendlier, open handed (ie weaker) less involved America? Our poor allies.

(…)This is bad news for all who care about the US commitment to the transatlantic alliance and the defence of Europe as well as the United States. It represents the appalling appeasement of Russian aggression and a willingness to sacrifice American allies on the altar of political expediency. A deal with the Russians to cancel missile defence installations sends a clear message that even Washington can be intimidated by the Russian bear.

What signal does this send to Ukraine, Georgia and a host of other former Soviet satellites who look to America and NATO for protection from their powerful neighbour? The impending cancellation of Third Site is a shameful abandonment of America’s friends in eastern and central Europe, and a slap in the face for those who actually believed a key agreement with Washington was worth the paper it was written on.(…)

With friends like TOTUS, who needs enemies? WSJ has it. Well I always said he was Carter on Steroids and now he is taking Eastern Europe back to pre Reagan status isn’t he?

The White House will shelve Bush administration plans to build a missile-defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, a move likely to cheer Moscow and roil the security debate in Europe.

…Russia on Thursday welcomed the news, but said it saw no reason to offer concessions in return.

Oh good we are abandoning our allies for nothing.

The decision to shelve the defense system is all but certain to raise alarms in Eastern Europe, where officials have expressed concerns that the White House’s effort to “reset” relations with Moscow would come at the expense of U.S. allies in the former Soviet bloc. “The Poles are nervous,” said a senior U.S. military official.

Earlier, a Polish official said his government wouldn’t “speculate” on administration decisions regarding missile defense, but said “we expect the U.S. will abide by its commitments” to cooperate with Poland militarily in areas beyond the missile-defense program….

After the Fire courtesy of poisondoor

Falco courtesy of Fritz5130

September 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. 2 comments.

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