It would have to be for the administration to scuttle plans for a missile defense shield for Eastern Europe and to potentially undermine relations with our allies Poland and the Czech Republic.
I mean, the President was fairly clear last April:
“So let me be clear: Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile activity poses a real threat, not just to the United States, but to Iran's neighbors and our allies. The Czech Republic and Poland have been courageous in agreeing to host a defense against these missiles. As long as the threat from Iran persists, we will go forward with a missile defense system that is cost-effective and proven. If the Iranian threat is eliminated, we will have a stronger basis for security, and the driving force for missile defense construction in Europe will be removed.”
It’s a pretty safe bet that any decision to kill the deal will be based on the judgment by the administration that the current strategy was costly and unproven, not that the threat from Iran had been neutralized.
Because that would certainly be news to French President Sarkozy.
If Obama's approval ratings in Eastern Europe fall as a result, does that mean the Poles and Czechs are rascist?
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