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Liberalism: Why think when you can “feel”?

Putin plays game of “chicken” with Obama. Predictably, Obama surrenders.

I seem to recall the gaffetastic VP warning telling us roughly a year ago that B.O. would be tested by the world, the implication being that The One would be perceived as a weakling.  Biden assured us that the world would find out just how “steel”like B.O.’s resolve would be, and that he wouldn’t be pushed around.

If, by “steel”like, Biden meant “He would surrender quicker than a French soldier staring down the barrel of a water pistol”, then he was right.  Details:

President Barack Obama has decided to scrap plans for a U.S. missile defense shield in the Czech Republic and Poland that had deeply angered Russia, the Czech prime minister confirmed Thursday.

NATO’s new chief hailed the move as “a positive step” and a Russian analyst said the move will increase the chances that Russia will cooperate more closely with the United States in the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.

Premier Jan Fischer told reporters that Obama phoned him overnight to say that “his government is pulling out of plans to build a missile defense radar on Czech territory.”

“The same happened with Poland. Poland was informed in the same way about this intention,” Fischer said.

Nile Gardiner sees this exactly right:

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.

Well played, Barry.  Pooty-Poot throws a hissy fit, and you steal the rattle away from one baby to give it to him.  Now that, my friends, is leadership.

Feeling safe and secure with that Hopenchange yet?

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September 17, 2009 - Posted by | Obama, Putin, Russia, shameful

3 Comments »

  1. O seems to be hell bent on taking Jimmah’s title as worst president EVER!

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | September 17, 2009

  2. KG I think Uh-O has long since passed Jimmah as the worst prez. This latest deal with Comrade Sputim just made Uh-Osama all wee-wee’d up!

    Comment by tnjack | September 17, 2009

  3. Expect anti-Americanism to rise in that part of the world and watch Russia capitalize on it.

    Comment by miha | September 17, 2009


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