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  • Polish President Blasts Obama on Missile Defense

    This week, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski accused the Obama Administration of betrayal, saying, “Our mistake was that by accepting the American offer of a [missile defense] shield we failed to take into account the political risk associated with a change of president.… We paid a high political price. We do not want to make the same mistake again. We must have a missile system as an element of our defences.”

    In 2009, President Obama cancelled the deal the U.S. had with Poland and the Czech Republic to build an interceptor site and radar that would provide protection of the U.S. homeland and allies from rogue ballistic missiles. Polish and Czech leaders took on the task of educating their populations of the necessity of defending their populations from Iranian missiles, of collaborating with the U.S. to do this, of having American soldiers on their territory, and—the hardest of all—that the blowback from Russia over the sites was worth it.

    It is an American tradition—and not a uniquely Republican or Democratic one—to resolutely stand with America’s friends and confront, if necessary, those who threaten them. It was President John F. Kennedy who said, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

    The last several years, starting with the abandonment of the missile defense site, President Obama has taken the U.S. down a path that takes a sudden departure from this policy.

    Russia claims that U.S. missile defense sites in Eastern Europe undermine its security. It is a fact that it does not. The Obama Administration is not giving the U.S. missile defense systems to be fielded in the European theater the ability to counter long-range Russian missiles. But even if it were, Russia should not be put out by the thought that a U.S. system meant to intercept Iranian missiles might also have the capability of intercepting Russian missiles—unless it wanted to have the ability to launch missiles at European cities.

    If this is the case, the U.S. government has a responsibility to take away this ability, and failure to do so would be an abrogation of its security guarantees with its allies. Indeed, the New START resolution of ratification contains a clause—which the Administration accepted—that specifically states that the U.S., as a matter of policy, will not leave itself or its allies vulnerable to nuclear attacks from any source, including Russia.

    It isn’t enough to call a country an ally. What America’s allies require of the U.S. is that it keeps its word and sides with them in practical and predictable ways over common enemies that seek to diminish both our security and theirs.

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    13 Responses to Polish President Blasts Obama on Missile Defense

    1. Bobbie says:

      People have to stand this man accountable. He's a man. Just a man. And everyone behind him are people. Only people! It's amazing how good people falter in holding him accountable to being the man he conducts himself to be and how easy they give into any excuses the better of men wouldn't lower themselves to that much of America's society has been influenced by. (His excuses reveal his lack of manliness.)

    2. Jim Moore says:

      All of these articles are full of lies, misrepresentation and half truths. You should be ashamed to engaged in such intellectual dishonesty.

      • Jim Moore says:

        Of course, since it it is critica of your rhetoric it will never see the light of day. What intellectual cowards you are.

        • Bobbie says:

          that's what everyone is left to go by half truths, blatant lies, mixing truth with lies to confuse from this governing administration! Since your allegation is so specific, WWHAT are your allegations referring to specifically?

      • Shawn says:

        Well…someone's a little pissy jeeez

      • ToucheTurtle says:

        It is EASY for you to say "full of lies, misrepresentation and half truths." Site your sources and back up what you say. I, for one, am more than a little tired of the rhetoric WITHOUT documentation!!! So here it is . . . a challenge to "put up or shut up!!!!!!

      • Marc says:

        What specifically is a lie? Where is your proof? Unlike most of the media outlets today, the articles here are researched, quoted verbatum and the comments and the readers are encouraged to look into it themselves.

        The only lies, misrepresentations and half truths are the ones coming from the majority of media outlets today, based on political agendas, not truth.

        It's a little disconcerting when the reader is supposed to research and think for themselves, instead of being fed talking points.

    3. Ray says:

      Heh. And then read it on the BBC, which relies more heavily on simple facts to tell the story and less on emotion.

    4. john doe says:

      if they feel that they need the Missile Defense shield then they need to spend they time and money building.

    5. m0derateGuy says:

      "It is an American tradition—and not a uniquely Republican or Democratic one—to resolutely stand with America’s friends and confront, if necessary, those who threaten them. " In the Age of Obama that statement is hilarious, in either naivete or mendacity; quite likely both.

    6. Vegas Jim says:

      The Russians objecting to the U.S. defensive missile system is like a criminal being angry that the cops are wearing bullet-proof vests.

    7. Obama is our worst enemy .

    8. Obama agenda is to destroy America any way he can . When Obama told the Russians wait until I get re-elected then I will have more flexibility . What Obama was saying I will work with you on our agenda .

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