Russia Helpfully Reminds Obama of His Missile Defense Promise

Posted by on Nov 09, 2012 at 8:10 am

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.

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3 Responses to “Russia Helpfully Reminds Obama of His Missile Defense Promise”

  1. Nov 7 Celebrations In Moscow, Beijing, Tehran on 9/09/12 at 8:56 am

    How flexible? Here are our launch codes and missile sites comrades flexible?

  2. Marty on 9/09/12 at 9:25 am

    The Democrats thrived for a generation by blaming Hoover, even long after Hoover’s mistakes made any difference.

    Don’t be so sure they can’t do the same with Bush-43. Unfair, perhaps, but they were still running against Hoover in the ’60s, so who’s to say they can’t get mileage out of Bush until 2040?

    This is serious, folks. Other than the luck of war hero Eisenhower running as a Republican, the GOP never figured out how to deal with that.

    I haven’t seen anyone mention the parallel, but this should be thought about, because so far, 8 years on, it’s what they are doing and it’s working.

  3. Rich K on 9/09/12 at 5:01 pm

    He won’t blame himself ,he will just golf more and let Carney handle the daily load of BS.