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  • Obama's Weak Missile Defense Nominee

    When President Barack Obama first nominated long time missile defense critic Philip Coyle to be associate director for national security and international affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy back in October, we immediately noted that this nomination signaled a major shift in our ballistic missile defense policy.

    Now others are also taking note. At The Weekly Standard, John Noonan writes: “If theology has crept into the missile defense debate, Coyle is the high priest of nay saying. There’s an inherent danger in placing ideologues, particularly those in favor of treaties which negotiate away U.S. security, in high level defense posts. … Coyle’s long, steadfast opposition to badly needed defensive systems, and his refusal to bend even when geo-political events dictate, make him a highly dubious candidate for such a critical White House position.”

    At National Review Online, Foreign Policy Initiative executive director Jamie Fly adds: “Coyle made a name for himself by questioning whether missile defense is technically possible, contradicting a proven track record of repeated successes by the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency. … Given Iran’s recent tests of missiles with increasing ranges and its successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Mr. Coyle’s questioning of the intentions of rogues such as Iran is incredibly naive.”

    President Obama has made his approach towards national security and missile defense very clear: he wants to weaken our defense against long-range ballistic missiles and concentrate on defenses against short- to medium-range missiles. Coyle is exactly the type of personal a President would need to appoint to implement this shift away from comprehensive missile defense.

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    12 Responses to Obama's Weak Missile Defense Nominee

    1. Barbara Frances Delo says:

      It becomes particularly dangerous when working with cultures with a long history of respect for strength, eg China and Middle Eastern nations, to portray weakness.

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    3. Caryl in Illinois says:

      Too bad the Taxpayers, Americans (those that work) can't nominate a qualified,

      and wise counselor to begin impeachment proceedings for such treasonous

      behavior by a sitting President.

    4. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      Cannot every person, with even a half a brain, recognize that all of Obama appointees reflect his determination to destroy this country as we know it. This latest Coyle, is just one more of the long list of lackeys that are in their position for just one reason, they reflect Obama ideology. If not, they would not be their.

    5. Susan Shumway Phoeni says:

      I truly believe Obama is hell bent on destroying this country. Why I don't k now but he really does hate this country!!!! He has never done one thing in his life as sacrifice for this nation. I hate what he is doing to our nation. If he keeps on appointing those who would make us weak will we be able to climb back out of this mess when he is kicked to the curb in 2012?

    6. Bess Butner says:

      How Do we get the Supreme Court to get involved and put a stop to this unconstitutional idology?

    7. ChuckL, NV says:

      This is just more proof along with the termination of the f-22 that Obama is destroying our defense forces. This is aiding and abetting our enemy. He should now be tried for Treason.

    8. DAN MOFFATT says:

      OBVIOUSLY,PROTECTING THE HOMELAND IS NOT A PRIORTY FOR OBAMA.HIS AGENDA,BACKED UP BY NUMEROUS ALINSKY LIKE APPOINTMENTS TO HIS INNER CIRCLE CAN ONLY LEND CREDENCE TO HIS RADICAL MOVES.HE IS MAKING THESE MOVES IN FRONT OF EVERYONE.HE TRULY BELIEVES HE IS THE MESSIAH,THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR.HIS THEORY IS SIMPLE,THE USA WILL NEVER BE THREATENED LONG RANGE.HOW SAD.SO EXPENSIVELY UNEDUCATED HE REALLY IS.BY THE TIME THE REAL AMERICA,(that can stop this idealogue)IS POSITIONED TO STOP THIS AGENDA,IT WILL BE TOO LATE.

    9. John, Colorado says:

      What's the truth? I'm all for airborne laser and BMD.

      Or are scalar electromagnetic weapons real.

      Regarding comments on the President, he should be deported after getting an award for the illegal immigrant obtaining the highest job possible in the U.S..

    10. bliss w. wilder says:

      I AM A 100% VA RATED DISABLED COMBAT VET…WITH OBAMAS APPOINTMENTS, I FEEL WE ARE IN REAL DANGER OF LOSING OUR REPUBLIC…SO WHY DID I FIGHT IN THREE WARS WHEN A– H–ES LIKE HIM TAKE OVER OUR COUNTRY WITHOUT A SHOT….HE IS A COMMUNIST!!!!

    11. Rich,Phila.Pa. says:

      The greatest threat to the USA is Communist China who practically own the USA,they will be dictating our foreign policy,because we are owned by them.Our President is not Niave he knows exactly what he is doing as far as He is concerned.He thinks he and his progressive party are going to rule us,the health care bill is all about control of our lives,not health care.This country is on a down hill slide and its never going to recover.

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