Obama Already Making Critical Mistakes
As I reported in an earlier blog post, Russia launched its first test of President-elect Obama just hours after his victorious election. In a follow up to this story, Obama has made a misstep after a telephone conversation with Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski. In a Wall Street Journal article entitled “Obama and Missile Defense” the following is reported:
From the press reports and statements regarding their brief exchange it seems Messrs. Obama and Kaczynski drew radically different conclusions on a critical issue — missile defense. Mr. Kaczynski raised the subject, given the recent U.S.-Polish agreement to base missile defense assets in Poland. In the words of the Polish press statement about the call, Mr. Kaczynski heard Mr. Obama say “that the missile defense project would continue.”
The Obama transition promptly issued a rebuttal: “President-elect Obama made no commitment on it. His position is as it was throughout the campaign — that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable.”
This was a remarkable statement. Mr. Obama contradicted a head of state, clinging to a campaign position that could most kindly be described as weak and ambiguous. The statement also reflected a naiveté in the structuring of such transition conversations — and future dealings with truly unfriendly foreign leaders — that could have been avoided.
Imagine that, an Obama naiveté on foreign policy. Say it isn’t so Joe. Where were you Vice President-elect Biden, when Obama so desperately needed you on foreign policy. I joke, but Mr. Obama’s naiveté on such matters is truly dangerous for our country. But I’m sure those in the cult won’t mind.