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Obama to Medvedev: After Election, ‘Flexibility’ on Missile Defense
2 years ago
Obama to Medvedev: After Election, ‘Flexibility’ on Missile Defense

by Keith Koffler on March 26, 2012, 7:53 am

 

President Obama suggested to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev today that he will have more room to scale back U.S. missile defense plans once he is no longer answerable to voters.

 

Jake Tapper of ABC News reports that the conversation was heard accidentally as reporters were entering a room to listen to remarks by the two leaders.

 

The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters were let into the room for remarks by the two leaders.

The exchange:

 

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

 

Russia is claiming to be “exasperated” over U.S. plans to install an anti-missile shield in Europe. The United States says the missiles are to defend against Iran, not Russia.

 

But Eastern Europe views the plan as a way to help ensure its defense against Russia. Obama presumably would not want to anger sizable Eastern European voting blocs in key presidential battleground states in the Midwest by making drastic changes to the program before the election. Nor would he want to open himself to the charge from his Republican adversary that he’s weak on defense.

A White House official sought to explain the remarks by saying “there is a lot of rhetoric around this issue.”

 

Russia has historically sought to roll back U.S. missile defense plans, starting during the days when Ronald Reagan began to advance the idea.

H/T to Politico’s Playbook, where I first saw this.



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2 years ago

Obama here is deliberately doing an "etch a sketch"   he is fooling the people til he get re-elected and then doing his master plan which is a clandestine, secretive plan that the people will NOT know because they won't like it.

 

Obama is deliberately weakening the military strength of this country.

 

The etch a sketch statement by Romney's aide and not a senior aide by the way, was a stupid statement by some young twit who wants notoriety in the media.

 

Believe me, you won't be hearing from this guy again.  Romney has been bitten in the arse as governor in MA before and he has learned from his prior naivetee and mistakes.  That young aide thought he was giving a thumb's up to the liberals out there; he may never see the light of day in a Romney presidency.

 

Romney made his mistakes here and he LEARNED, he won't need young, inexperienced fools in positions of power. 

 

Romney, like all of the GOP KNOW Obama is weakening the U.S. Military, cutting it back and it is deliberate.



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2 years ago

Did anyone catch this faux pau at all or was it deliberate and intentional.  I think not because he had his hand covering the microphone.  He does not understand hi tech sound audio????

 

gotta go gotta go now.

2 years ago

Diplomacy is a many splendored thing.

2 years ago

which is a clandestine, secretive plan that the people will NOT know because they won't like it.

 

FYI: "Clandestine" means done secretly...

 

 

2 years ago

It was doubly secret.

 

That's why it was done in front of a room full of reporters.

2 years ago

I don't know, I could be wrong, but I would bet anyone in this political race, Obama, Romney, god help us Santorum,  whoever was chatting with Medvedev about, oh, say, missile defense, would allude to thinking deeper about it and talking more to them after they were elected.

2 years ago

Well, it is a chicken shite move.

 

He does not want to deal with this because of the exact reason the article states.

 

But it is a chicken shite move all of our POTUS in the last two decades would do.

 

These are our leaders, bath in that glory...

2 years ago

Yep, this guy is clandestine in any big move as he was with healthcare; he is with the missile defense program.  He is letting the Russians know we will bend to their whims again.  Just like he did not put up that system in Poland for appeasement.

 

This guy has no brains and should never have been POTUS ... he is selling this country right down the river.   We won't recognize America in another 4 more yrs.

A second rate or third world country coming down the pike is where we are heading .... anyone voting for Obama is a total moron and definately Unamerican. 

2 years ago

"anyone voting for Obama is a total moron and definately Unamerican."

 

You spelled 'definitely' wrong. Who's the moron?

 

 

People won't be swayed by such blatant insults against their patriotism.

 

 

"Flexibility"
2 years ago

I invite anyone to explain to me why referring to having more flexibility after re-election by the required number is more insidious than boasting after re-election about having "political capitol to spend" as desired without approval. They both refer to actual and recognizable fact everyone knows.

2 years ago



Barbara:  he is a phoney; he is deliberately misleading the American People, he panders to every group to get the vote and he never delivers; it is all innuendo with this guy. 

 

Obama; hopefully, is a one-term president and all his mistakes can be rectified.

Mistakes like Obamacare, the trillion dollar economic deficit, bringing down our military defense system to name the top three. 

 

There are lots of bad error judgments by this man who deserves to lose the presidency by the largest numbers in historical elections.

 

People who believe in him are stupid and gullible. 

2 years ago

People that believe in him are stupid and gullible? That's just your opinion. The largest percentage of the population feels otherwise.

 

And tell me, how someone panders with innuendo. You're talking our of your ass and not making sense.

 

 



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2 years ago

Oh my,...

2 years ago

Typo - She's talking OUT of her ass.

2 years ago

Correction that would have to be "typing out of her ass". But that would be quite impossible, I would think.

 

And I happen to agree with her.

 

Obama intends to tear down the racist America as he sees it and institute a new Constitution for a new world order. Internationalism, no more soverign nations.

2 years ago

You agree with her because you're a troll and she's aspiring to be like you. You have a disciple.

2 years ago

I'm pretty sure that SL doesn't take any hints from me. LOL.

 

So don't get discouraged Angela, I'm sure that there are plenty of other bitter Obama supporters that were as duped as you are. Perhaps you can all go to rehab together and get healed from the Obamaddiction.

 

 

2 years ago

Are you a paid blogger for Obama, I know that the WH was doing massive hiring last spring and only people who are paid would be that ridiculous and display blind obedience to this disasterous administration.  I think those that see him for what he is are definately not ostriches with their heads buried in the ground or up their arses.

2 years ago

He panders with lots of innuendos like the Russian mic incident, double talking from both sides of his mouth and thinking he is fooling the American public and his constant pandering to the gays, is he or is he not for gay marriage.  how many times does he flip flop on this issue. 

 

He does nothing for his real base, the blacks, especially in the South Side of Chicago.  The crime rate is the highest in the nation and he is such a coward, he would not dare show his face in that area.  He sends his lackeys like Holder to speak outside suburbs of south side Chicago, not directly in the area.

 

This guy is all false promises.  Who wants more Obamanomics, along with his bull shyte political maneuvers.

2 years ago

Obama will continue to put this country into great debt and never do a budget.

Chinese capitalism will replace free enterprise because he hand picks certain industries and supports his followers with tax payer dollars.  How many green companies have failed, just about every single one of them. I put up that list awhile back and no one came up with successful companies.

 

There is nothing here but deceit and debt. 

There is no right to work, everything is union labor and the union dues are excessive and they take care of Obama, the democratic party and the union leaders first. 

 

Look at those teachers in NYC --- still getting full salary and they are not allowed to teach.  The kids are being short-changed as are the taxpayers.

 

As long as Obama stays in power, union corruption will prevail.

MSNBC and Ed Schultz hijacked the Wisconsin recall; no one gets the unbiased truth from these stooges.  Talk about Fox news, they have nothing on these jerks.  Obama is the same old, same old and will only become more bold and force more of his unpopular agenda upon the American people.

 

Obamacare is NOT popular with the general public.  The numbers are and always have been low on the acceptance of Obamacare.  They refuse to acknowledge the peoples' preference.

 

Wonder how the U.s. Supreme Court votes, if it is unfavorable will he use executive order to overturn them, he will definately criticize as he has in the past at the State of the Union address.  He was the first and only president to ridicule sitting justices gathered at the state of union speech before the entire country.

2 years ago

"Are you a paid blogger for Obama, I know that the WH was doing massive hiring last spring and only people who are paid would be that ridiculous and display blind obedience to this disasterous administration.  I think those that see him for what he is are definately not ostriches with their heads buried in the ground or up their arses."

 

Paid blogger? Care2 is not a blog site, first of all. Secondly, I already told you, I wish I was being paid to read idiotic posts like the ones you make but unfortunately I'm not. I don't know anyone who is. Just a bullshit story that people like you make up when others don't agree with you.

 

"He panders with lots of innuendos like the Russian mic incident, double talking from both sides of his mouth and thinking he is fooling the American public and his constant pandering to the gays, is he or is he not for gay marriage.  how many times does he flip flop on this issue."

 

Panders with lots of innuendos?   Obviously, you have no idea what the word innuendo even means and for God's sake it is spelled "definitely" not "definately". Flip flopping? Look at your man, Mitt if you want to see what flip flipping means.

 

"He does nothing for his real base, the blacks"

 

His base is "the blacks"? Since when? I thought he was the President of all Americans. Yep, I am pretty sure about that. Careful, your racism is showing.

 


"He sends his lackeys like Holder to speak outside suburbs of south side Chicago, not directly in the area."

 

Sending Holder is doing something. Since when is the President supposed to rush in like law enforcement to each troubled city and make speeches? There is a chain of command. Did you see GW do that? Clinton? Reagan? Any President? No.


"Obama will continue to put this country into great debt and never do a budget. Chinese capitalism will replace free enterprise because he hand picks certain industries and supports his followers with tax payer dollars.  How many green companies have failed, just about every single one of them. I put up that list awhile back and no one came up with successful companies."

 

How is it the Presidency's fault that some green companies failed? Is the government supposed to bail every business out? What an asinine expectation. Never "do a budget"? I think you meant 'never do a budget that the Republicans will accept because they will not pass anything that comes from this administration even if they agree with it.'.


"As long as Obama stays in power, union corruption will prevail."

 

The President has no control over unions. I guess you are talking out of both sides of your mouth here and pandering with innuendos.

 

"Obamacare"

 

Do you mean The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Afraid to call it by it's real name? Yes, because we all know that stopping insurance companies from rejected people for preexisting conditions, and getting some of the 40 million uninsured Americans health care, is such a horrible thing.

 

 



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2 years ago

He is a disaster and I am staying on everything I commented; his recent outbursts attacking the Supreme court are not very presidential again.  

 

He shows what he is and will only get worse with another 4 more years. 

All you do is pick on spelling rather than the policies and issues.

 

Obama is not going to help turn this country around, by now, people have an awareness of what he is all about.

 

The GOP needs to get stronger and I am sure they will;  if they propose a platform of ideas that will rebuild America, they can easily win. 

 

The GOP does propose budgets and the democrats NEVER have, even when they had control of both Houses; they failed to propose a budget.   Continued deficit spending weakens the dollar and we have never been out of the recession.   The real unemployment numbers are hidden because this administration wants the truths buried as they know it would be the kiss of death.  

2 years ago

"All you do is pick on spelling rather than the policies and issues."

 

That is all you managed to glean from that entire post I made? Naturally you ignore all the other points that you couldn't answer to.

The Democrats have never proposed a budget? Never? 

 

This is why people don't bother replying to your posts.

 

2 years ago

Can you be a paid blogger for obama?  I want to do that.  Where do I sign up?

 

                   God Bless the Unions.



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Paid blogger?
2 years ago

Sigh...I  had a right  winger  ask  me  if  I  was  an  "Agent" for  the  goverment......for  advocating  such  radical  Marxist  ideas such  as  equall  protection  under the law.....  will  it  was  kind  of  radical  as  it was  for  non  White people..(Just  to  be  fair  on the  far  right  and our  sock  puppet)...I'd  give  the group  name  as  they  seek a  "balanced  view  from  the  left  and  right"  but  are  now  closed  to  public  viewing.    so  sort  of a  secret  balance  now, not  sure  if  they  want  anyone  to  see  their  balance...they  might  have  tipped...............anyway  what  do  you get  paid for being a  blogger Angelica?  I  do  this  stuff  when  I  have  time, Would  it  put  me  in  the  1%?

God  Bless  the  Unions,

 

2 years ago

You never address issues, you circumvent all threads with stupid banter.

You are not worth my time.

I do believe Obama people infiltrate these groups and you are one of them.

 

that is how they play the game, never address or answer an issue, but poke holes in the obscure and trivialize the situation.

 

That is Obama expects to be re-elected, keep the truths from anyone who questions and keep sock puppets like you acting out a punch n' judy theme of nothingness.

2 years ago

Obama's 'secret' plea to Russia plays right into Romney's meme

 

Barack Obama has, like most in public life, made his share of gaffes--the president of Canada, 57 states, the Austrian language, E Pluribus Unum, the pronunciation of corpsman, among others. To be sure, they are stunning signs of ignorance of things that are common wisdom for most, even Harvard alums.

Closet Obama supporters will seek to downplay the incident. But his Monday mis-step is huge politically and may well come to haunt and hurt him as Republican Mitt Romney rolls out the attack plan for this fall's campaign and before. Of all the GOP wannabes, Romney has been Obama's most outspoken critic, especially on the Democrat's "failed leadership" in foreign policy.

A main strain of Romney's assaults has been basically, Given the spending, chronic ineptness and apologies for America, can you imagine what Barack Obama would do in a second term unrestrained by any need to face voters ever again?

That's an effective line because it leaves the worst things possible to voters' imagination. And there is no response. What can Obama say, "My secret plans aren't as bad as you think."

What makes Obama's Monday blunder so bad is that it doesn't come from any sort of dismissable ignorance by someone who spent formative childhood years in Indonesia. It was clearly backstage conniving on Obama's part and feeds directly into Romney's 'Can you imagine' line.

Plus, it fits with the suspicions of millions that the community organizer has unspoken plans to take America in a transformative direction involving much more government. How else to explain his baldly touting more domestic energy while reducing federal drilling permits and torpedoing the Keystone pipeline?

The Etch-a-Sketch line by a Romney aide played into the meme that he might remake himself for the general election, something every successful primary candidate does to



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2 years ago

http://news.investors.com/article/605691/201203270826/obama-medvedev-putin-missile-defense.htm

 

 

rest of the article and source.

 

However, you people are too stupid to even read or care about the country; you are blindly following an administration who believes in everything that is anti-American, anti U.S. Constitution and he is a pro Marxist.

2 years ago

I think you're jealous that no one will pay you to be a blogger. The blogger recruiters need people to be able to think and write and .. and oh, yeah, they like them to be sane.

 

Sorry you've been disqualified. Keep trying.

2 years ago

you are blindly following an administration who believes in everything that is anti-American, anti U.S. Constitution and he is a pro Marxist.

 

And you are blindly following ultra right wing rhetoric...

2 years ago

Zzzzzzzzz

 

SL, you are hitting on all the points. So funny that when some just parrot talking points, they think that they are being profound or original.

 

And Buck...LOL SL is following ultra "right wing rhetoric"? That will be the day.

 

Nope, Buck, that is exactly the problem in our country at this time and you are a perfect example of that; left/rigth paradigm. SL is looking into both sides and coming away with the truth that is buried within both parties.

 

She is no longer a slave to a party dictate.

 

Emancipate yourselves people and look deeper, they must put a bit of the truth on both sides in order to keep you supporting the 2 party system.

 

 

2 years ago

The 2 party system, while far from perfect, will be better than the government-less gulag envisioned by Ron Paul.

2 years ago

Spreading the lies Angelica. Repeating known lies in order to justify you selling this country out with your thoughtless vote for Obama. Your unvetted, unsubstantiated, vote for the Black Liberation theorist.

 

Smaller governement, so that the part that needs to work, can.

 

That is what Ron Paul would like to do. Cut the waste, make it work again.

 

The Gulag is where Obama is going to send those that agree with him. So I guess that you are hedging your bets? Be certain of one thing; it will eventually come circle back to you. First they come for the neighbor, then they come for you.

 

You are nothing to Obama but a tool with which to spread propaganda and get voted. Once your use has worn off, you will be treated with the same contempt that he inspires you with.

2 years ago

Spreading the lies Angelica. Repeating known lies in order to justify you selling this country out with your thoughtless vote for Obama. Your unvetted, unsubstantiated, vote for the Black Liberation theorist.

 

You just had to mention  his skin color, didn't you?

2 years ago

He is a socialist Buck.  No doubt about that.  Not a bad thing I suppose IF the system worked but even my country has plenty of actual proof it does not.

 

Angelica, it is my sincere hope that after Obama is voted out of office in November that at the very least an actual Conservative party appears in your political arena.  It would do you better to see an actual Progressive party appear as well.  The division in your party ideology is gross.  There is no middle ground anymore and it is best for the parties to draw different lines.  The two party system is grossly corrupted in America and there is no saving it.

 

I do like some of what Paul says but he has not got a chance.  Never did.  However a real Libertarian party emerging from this would be good as well.  Mix it up!

2 years ago

BTW just heard that Obama has sent a message to Iran asking for a guarantee they will not use their nuclear research efforts to make a bomb.  Very, very dangerous and naive .... no, can no longer say naive after all that has happened.  IDIOTIC.

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