Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What happens when you place a "community organizer" in charge of U.S. foreign policy?

A "secret" letter that Barack Obama sent to Russian president Dmitri Medvedev has been "exposed."  (Link to story here.)  In it, Obama offered to stop deployment of a missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Russia influenced Iran to drop its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.  

Medvedev's response . . . laughter.  Drudge is reporting that in a press conference today, Medvedev "welcomed 'positive signals' coming from the Obama administration" but also state that "haggling" was not "productive."  (Link here.)

Allow me to translate (please assume Russian accent when reading):  "Thank you, Mr. Obama, for expressing your willingness to sell Poland and your other 'friends' and 'allies' in Eastern Europe down the Volga.  But asking Russia to do you a favor and respond in kind, well, that's not an option.  Silly American."

Maybe Obama believed the campaign hype . . . if Americans simply elected him, the rest of the world would love us, fall in line, and do what we wanted, simply because of the "greatness" of Obama.

Silly American.

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