Smart Diplomacy: Epic Fail part XXVIII
Obama killed European missile defense for a promise that has already been denied. Quid pro quo non
Hot Air: Democrats to Obama: Um, what exactly are we getting for selling out Poland to Russia?
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.
But some members of Obama’s own party, however, had a simple question for the administration: if this was a return to realism, and a concession to Russia’s long and vocal opposition to the missile program, what, exactly, was the U.S. getting in return for fundamentally changing it?
And almost certainly, the answer leads back to Iran…
But Russia has given no ground on those questions, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov bluntly opposing tougher sanctions. And Medvedev suggested Thursday that any new American political capital would be more likely go toward the longer-term Obama Administration goal of deep cuts to the two countries’ nuclear weapons stocks…
Paraphrasing Yoda: Bad America leads to apologies. Apologies lead to Reset. Reset leads to unilateral concessions.
AP: Eastern Europe grumbles about downgrade in US ties
PRAGUE – Scuttling a missile defense shield in the Czech Republic and Poland helps smooth relations between the U.S. and Russia. But at what price?
Some of America’s staunchest allies are the East Europeans — and on Thursday, they expressed dismay at what many see as a slight after decades of their support for the U.S.
Among them were some famous names, including Lech Walesa, the former Solidarity leader and Polish ex-president. “I can see what kind of policy the Obama administration is pursuing toward this part of Europe,” he said ruefully, adding: “The way we are being approached needs to change.”
But that is the standard operating procedure for Obama. Abandoning and insulting America’s greatest allies while bowing and surrendering to the demands of autocrats and dictators (especially the socialist and Islamic kinds).