March 03, 2009
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Obama tells the Russians that if they get Iran to say they're not planning to nuke Europe then he'll ixnay the missile defense
MOSCOW, March 2 (RIA Novosti) - Washington has told Moscow that Russian help in resolving Iran's nuclear program would make its missile shield plans for Europe unnecessary, a Russian daily said on Monday, citing White House sources.
U.S. President Barack Obama made the proposal on Iran in a letter to his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, Kommersant said, referring to unidentified U.S. officials.
Iran's controversial nuclear program was cited by the U.S. as one of the reasons behind its plans to deploy a missile base in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic. The missile shield has been strongly opposed by Russia, which views it as a threat to its national security. The dispute has strained relations between the former Cold War rivals, already tense over a host of other differences.
I know I'll sleep better at night, in a hopey/changey kind of way, knowing the Iranians have given their word.
Posted by Mr. Bingley at March 3, 2009 06:18 AM
It's not that he's a moron. It's that he really thinks that Iranians and Russians have a better governmental system.
Posted by: Skyler at March 3, 2009 09:06 AM
If you mean that Obama is a communist at heart, Skyler, I agree.
Posted by: JeffS at March 3, 2009 09:08 AM
Aw, isn't that sweet. If we're nice to them, they'll be nice to us. Obama is gonna show us how it works. What a guy. (I see he got all his training from the Neville Chamberlain School of Negotiation).
Posted by: Teresa at March 3, 2009 10:53 AM
(With follow on training by former President Jimmah Cahtuh, Teresa, who mastered the "Deer In The Headlights" Diplomatic Approach™, beyond the ken of even Chamberlain.)
Posted by: JeffS at March 3, 2009 03:13 PM