Last Monday, President Obama was overheard whispering to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev about plans to pursue another round of reductions of our stockpiles of nuclear weapons and the halt of a European missile defense shield. At the end of the meeting, the two leaders’ conversation were caught on a hot mike. It seems that our “teleprompter President” hasn’t learned very much about the equipment used to spread his propaganda.
Obama: (Referring to Vladimir Putin) “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space.”
Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you …”
Obama: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”
Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”
The president’s explanation of the conversation was about “technical aspects” of future nuclear disarmament talks. Since he mentioned that this is his last election, the hot mike incident provided an insight to the president’s mindset.
Obama’s use of “more flexibility” is that he will be able to do just about anything without being held accountable to the American people. As a lame duck president, he could use executive orders to eliminate nuclear weapons or other defensive measures with little opposition unless the next Congress decides to grow a backbone.
Last month, the Administration proposed reducing America’s nuclear arsenal by 80 percent and relocating the bulk of military assets to the Pacific, thus leaving America’s European allies to the mercy of hostile Asian nations. This mindset raises legitimate questions about Obama putting his re-election before the security of the United States and its Allies.
Compromises to Russia
The surrender of the missile shield plan set up by the Bush Administration was the first concession. Russia wasn’t too happy with a missile defense system so close to its borders but would be quite pleased with a plan from Obama to possibly abandon the missile shield altogether. Their reasoning is simple economics because the shield may have protected the West from potential Iranian missile attacks, and the Iranian’s are a Russian weapons customer. With a shield in place, Iran would have no reason to buy Russian missiles.
To kowtow to the Russians, Obama revealed the number of nuclear warheads we and the British have. He handed all our nuclear secrets over to the Russians. If this is an indication of Obama’s diplomatic discussions, what other agreements does he have with other enemies? What else did the Alinsky Democrat offer to Medvedev?