Thursday, September 17, 2009

Obama: Making the Free World Less Safe

So our Commander in Chief, President and Lord Obama, did another foolish thing to further erode our nation's and some of our key European allies' safety today. He announced that we would be scrapping our theater missile defense system that was going to be set up in Poland and the Czech Republic in order to protect them and the rest of our European allies against a missile launched from rogue nations such as North Korea or Iran.

The program was being pushed hard during the George W. Bush administration, one of the few things Bush did right, as a defense for us, our European bases, and for our allies. It was ironic that Obama as president made his first statement about scrapping the program on the same day that North Korea did another provocative test launch of a missile over Japan several months ago.

Russia, under Vladimir Putin and now under President Medvedev, have strenuously objected to this missile shield under the auspices that it would diminish their nuclear deterrent against the United States. Relations during that time were strained accordingly. Now that we have once again appeased a nation that is NOT necessarily our friend at very best, do you suppose Russia will return the favor in kind and rekindle a warm relationship with the U.S.? Don't bet on it. And even if they do so, is it worth weakening our defenses?

So basically, the man elected to protect and defend our nation as its commander in chief, chose rather to scrap a program that would have made us safer. He alienated our friends and allies in Poland, the Czech Republic, and many other parts of Europe and he lessened the possibility of defending against a known rogue nation with nuclear weapons and another rogue nation that will shortly have them. He has once again weakened America, not only in the eyes of the world, but in actuality too this time. The really sad and ironic part of this asinine decision: Obama made the announcement today on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland. Heres to our allies!

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