What Did President Obama Promise The Russians?
After getting caught running down the Israeli Prime Minister on an open mic, you’d think President Obama would have learned his lesson, but he didn’t.
His latest gaffe? He got caught promising Russian President Dmitri Medvedev a climb-down on missile defense in exchange for some “space” to help him win the upcoming election.
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
Ed Morrissey believes what Obama is offering is ending the smaller missile defense system he committed to in 2009, but the point here is that Obama isn’t sharing with the public what his plans are for after the election.
But whatever it is he’s got planned, it doesn’t sound like it will be popular with the public, or else why would he bring up the fact that he’ll be in his last term and without worry of having to get elected again?
What’s really troubling is that President Obama is offering up something the Russians want, and the American public probably doesn’t, for assistance from a foreign nation in getting re-elected.
How about we don’t re-elect Obama, so we don’t have to find out what it is he promise Medeved?Tags: Barack Obama, dmitri medeved, election 2012, missile defense