You didn’t think our enemies would forget what this tool told them during his campaign, did you?
Russia expects President Obama to show more flexibility in a dispute over U.S. missile defense plans following his re-election, the country’s deputy prime minister said Thursday.
The controversy over the planned missile shield has strained the relations between the U.S. and Russia. Moscow has rejected Washington’s assurances that the shield is intended to fend off potential missile threats from Iran and voiced concern the system could threaten Russia’s nuclear deterrent.
In March, Mr. Obama, unaware that he was speaking on an open microphone, told Dmitry Medvedev, then Russian president, that he would have more flexibility on the issue after November’s election.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin appeared to try to remind Mr. Obama of his promise when he said Thursday that Moscow hopes that the U.S. president will take into account Russia’s concerns about the U.S.-led NATO missile defense for Europe.
“We hope that President Obama after his re-election will be more flexible on the issue of taking into the account the opinions of Russia and others regarding a future configuration of NATO’s missile defense,” Rogozin told an international conference in Moscow.
Between this, Iran shooting at our drones, an awful economy, a plummeting stock market and the impending fiscal cliff, poor Obama will have so many challenges he’ll inherit from the previous administration. Watching him blame himself for four years should be quite amusing. We’ll all need a sense of humor to get through it ourselves.