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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:36 PM
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Ahhh That's Why I voted for Obama: Obama shelves Europe missile plan
US President Barack Obama has shelved plans for controversial bases in Poland and the Czech Republic in a major overhaul of missile defence in Europe.

The bases are to be scrapped after a review of the threat from Iran.

Mr Obama said there would be a "proven, cost-effective" system using land- and sea-based interceptors against Iran's short- and medium-range missile threat.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has welcomed the US decision, calling it a "responsible move".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8260230.stm
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:38 PM
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1. Amen.
Totally support this.
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:09 PM
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5. What a stupid idea in the first place. The Cold War has been over for 2 decades.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:21 PM
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7. It's a taxpayer-financed slush fund/contract for the MIC.
Nothing more, IMO.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:41 PM
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2. It will be restructured, phased and adaptive
"The Czech Republic and Poland, as close, strategic and steadfast Allies of the United States, will be central to our continued consultations with NATO Allies on our defense against the growing ballistic missile threat.

http://www.obama-mamas.com/blog/?p=389
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:41 PM
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3. That's my Prez.
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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:09 PM
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4. Same as Bush. Not the change I voted for. Pony.
Oh, sorry, wrong thread.
:rofl:
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:11 PM
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6. Get ready...
the LBN thread about this was mostly calm, but your subject line is just begging for it.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:23 PM
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8. Thank God!
It was a terrible idea, actually worthless!

Billions of dollars wasted on this stupidity...

K&R

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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:30 PM
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9. He said he would and he did. Thanks for the info. K&R. nt
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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:33 PM
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10. Good.
Now if he could muster up some real leadership on Afghanistan/Iraq, health care and climate change.
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