Thursday, March 05, 2009
On Iran and Russia, Pres BO is projecting weakness!
Pres BO got another taste of the real world this week.
It looks like someone leaked a letter to Russia:
"Russian President Dimitry Medvedev's comments came in response to a New York Times report that US President Barack Obama had written a secret letter to his Russian counterpart offering to halt the planned missile shield, which would be located mainly in Poland and the Czech Republic, in return for Moscow's help in stopping Iran from developing long-range nuclear weapons. "
Wonder how our friends in the old Eastern Europe feel about this?
Is this a way to treat Poland and The Czech Republic, a couple of our better allies over there?
During the presidential campaign, we posted concerns about the total lack of foreign policy discussions.
Unfortunately, the US president can not take a "vacation" from foreign policy.
I understand that there is a lot of concern about the US economy. However, the world does not sit back and give us a chance to take care of our domestic issues.
IBD has a good editorial today:
"Barack Obama supposedly had 300 foreign policy advisers during his presidential campaign.
Couldn't one of them have told him that it was Russia who provided Iran with nuclear experts, gave Iran technical information stolen from the West by Russian spies, and is building and delivering fuel for Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant?
Has it ever crossed the president's mind that letting Iran give terrorists nuclear bombs to incinerate an American or Western European city might be in Russia's long-term geopolitical interest?"
Here is the bottom line: Don't throw your friends in Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, etc, under the bus!
P.S. In the meantime, the situation in Iran is getting more and more dangerous.
Pres Obama should take a minute and read: Obama's Iran Crisis: It's arriving faster than he thinks!