President Barack Obama, 5 April, 2009:
“As long as the threat [to Eastern Europe] of Iran persists, we will go forward with a missile defense system that is cost effective and proven.”
17 September, 2009: “AP NewsBreak: Nuke agency says Iran can make bomb”
17 September, 2009: “U.S. scraps [Eastern European] missile defense shield plans”.
Oh, and for the record, I’ve already heard the Obamaphile talking points about the parsing of “cost-effective and proven”. Hmm: 19 June, 2009: “Hawaii getting anti-missile defense system after North Korea test threat“. Good enough for his home state, not for our allies in Eastern Europe.
Perhaps there wasn’t enough incentive to throw Hawaii to the wolves? 17 September, 2009: “ANALYSIS-US firms, others may gain from shield pullback“. (By the way, one of these firms is the Obama flag-waving GE.)
But at least all those bad old days of Blackwater and irresponsible foreign policy that only made us weaker are behind us now, no?
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)
UPDATE (from Dan); Seems Democrats are none too happy:
What are you getting? You’re getting the same thing you got when he sold out Honduras to Chavez over that non-coup “coup” they staged: The warm fuzzy glow of knowing that George Bush would heartily disapprove.