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Sarkozy “Furious” With Obama Over Iran Response

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, France, Iran, Politics

The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette’s Jack Kelly reports that French President Nicolas Sarkozy was not happy with the way Preisdent Obama handled the Iran issue last week:
Nicolas Sarkozy was furious with Barack Obama for his adolescent warbling about a world without nuclear weapons at a meeting Mr. Obama chaired of the United Nations Security Council last Thursday [...]

Decision To Abandon Missile Defense Plan Reflected Military Concerns, Not Political Ones

by @ Monday, September 21st, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politics, Russia

As the days go one, it’s becoming ever more apparent that the President’s decision to forgo construction of a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic was probably the right one:
Call it another revolt of the generals. More than 13 years ago, the nation’s military leaders told civilian defense officials they wanted [...]

Russia Abandons Plan To Base Missiles Near Poland

by @ Saturday, September 19th, 2009. Filed under Europe, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Russia

Only days after the United States announced it was scrapping a planned missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic, Russia has announced that it is dropping plans to base missiles near Poland:
Russia will scrap a plan to deploy missiles near Poland because the U.S. no longer wants to place a missile-defense system in [...]

Zbignew Bresinski Endorses Obama’s Decision On Missile Defense

by @ Saturday, September 19th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politics, Russia

Former National Security Adviser Zbignew Brezinski has endorsed the President’s decision to scrap a Eastern European missile defense plan, though he thinks the White House badly mishandled how it was announced:
Is the Obama administration decision to end the missile-defense program the right one?
Well, let me first of all say that my view on this subject [...]

The Czechs Won’t Be As Upset About The Missile Defense Decision As The Neo-Cons Think

by @ Saturday, September 19th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politics, Russia

As further evidence for the hypothesis that the Eastern European reaction to President Obama’s decision to forgo development of a planned missile defense system won’t be viewed so badly in Eastern Europe, Steven Taylor points to this article from March revealing that it was support for the system that led to the collapse of the [...]

Polish Public Supports Obama’s Decision On Missile Shield

by @ Saturday, September 19th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politics, Russia

This sure doesn’t sound to me like they think we’ve abandoned them:
A Polish-speaking reader sends over this early poll from the GfK Polonia Research Institute on Obama’s decision to cancel the missile defense site in Poland.
The result: A plurality think it’s a “good decision for Poland,” while only 31% think it’s a bad decision.
See here:

Rough [...]

A Conservative’s Case For Obama’s Decision To Abandon The Missile Defense Shield

by @ Friday, September 18th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politics, Russia

Tom Nichols at National Review Online makes a case in favor of President Obama’s decision to forgo development of the Polish/Czech missile defense system:
Despite the outcry that President Obama has sold out the Europeans and caved to the Russians by cancelling missile defenses in Europe, it was the right thing to do. Those defenses were [...]

Former Republican National Security Advisor Endorses Obama’s Decision On Eastern European Missiles

by @ Friday, September 18th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Iran, Politics, Russia

Brent Scowcroft, who served as National Security Adviser for President Ford and President George H.W. Bush, had this to say about the decision to halt the Polish/Czech missile defense system:
Washington, D.C. — Brent Scowcroft, Chairman of the Atlantic Council International Advisory Board and National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, today [...]

Obama’s Missile Defense Decision: No, It’s Not Appeasement

by @ Friday, September 18th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

Not unexpectedly, the Russians seem to be reacting positively to President Obama’s decision to abandon a missile defense system that would have been placed in Poland and the Czech Republic:\
MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin praised President Obama Friday for canceling a plan for an antiballistic missile system in Eastern Europe that Russia had [...]

Obama Announces End To Eastern European Missile Defense Project

by @ Thursday, September 17th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

As expected, President Obama today announced that the United States was scrapping plans for a land-based missile defense system in Eastern Europe in favor of a system aimed at Iran’s arsenal of short and long-range missiles:
WASHINGTON —President Obama announced on Thursday that he will scrap former President George W. Bush’s planned missile defense system in [...]

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