Wednesday, April 08, 2009

What Obama’s Russian Friends Say Now

Did you read the stories or watch news reports about the first meeting between President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev?

Do you remember that after it Medvedev posed smiling with our smiling President whom he hailed as "my new comrade" who "can listen?"

Was it really only a week ago that most of America’s MSM gushed about how successfully Obama had "managed" and "impressed" Medvedev?

It was.

And we can only imagine how good Obama, his aides and his MSM flacks must have felt.

But "feel good time" is over.

Reality struck today!

Via AFP reports - - -

Iran poses no threat to the United States, Russia said Tuesday, rebuffing a key argument of President Barack Obama on whether to go ahead with a European missile shield bitterly opposed by Moscow.

Former president George W. Bush had infuriated Russia by striking a deal to install 10 missile interceptors in Poland and related radar stations in the Czech Republic, saying they were needed to counter "rogue states" such as Iran.

The Obama administration says it is reviewing the shield project, studying whether it is militarily justified and cost effective.

But Sergei Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, said that the Iran threat was a myth.

"I don't see any threat to the United States coming from Iran anytime soon," Kislyak told a conference of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

He said the shield in the former Soviet bloc nations also failed to cover all of the NATO alliance.

"It didn't accomplish a single stated goal that we were told was the reason to deploy. If that was the case, that means there was something else behind this," Kislyak said. …

The rest of AFP’s story’s here.

Question for President Medvedev: When you were doing all that posing and “my new comrade” stuff with President Obama, did you know your American ambassador would deliver the kind of statements Kislyak did just as Obama was returning to America?

I’m betting you did.

Question for President Obama: Do you now get what the Russians were doing last week with the smiles and “my new comrade” stuff?


Anonymous said...

The naif goes abroad.
We are only beginning to see how a third-rate community organizer gets bamboozled by the professionals. Like watching a high school JV team try to score against the 'Heels. Or even Dook:))
Tarheel Hawkeye