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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:41 PM
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WSJ Editorial: " It's better these days to be a U.S. adversary than its friend "
President Obama promised he would win America friends where, under George W. Bush, it had antagonists. The reality is that the U.S. is working hard to create antagonists where it previously had friends.

That's one conclusion to draw from President Obama's decision yesterday to scrap a missile-defense agreement the Bush Administration negotiated with Poland and the Czech Republic. Both governments took huge political risks—including the ire of their former Russian overlords—in order to accommodate the U.S., which wanted the system to defend against a possible Iranian missile attack. Don't expect either government to follow America's lead anytime soon.

"If the Administration approaches us in the future with any request, I would be strongly against it," Jan Vidim, a conservative Czech lawmaker who voted for the system, told the Associated Press.

The White House justifies its decision by claiming to have new intelligence showing that Iran's long-range missile capabilities are not as advanced as previously believed. Instead, it intends to upgrade and deploy currently available missile interceptors that are useful mainly for intercepting short- and medium-range missiles, where, it says, Iranian capability "is developing more rapidly than previously projected."

more at link below, only an fyi

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204518504...
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:42 PM
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1. WSJ editorial board....looniest of the rw loonies?
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:44 PM
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2. Holding an empty bag
Too bad Jan. :rofl: :rofl:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:44 PM
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3. Fuck the WSJ and everyone who writes for that ass rag.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:36 PM
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6. F the WSJ, all of their ilk, and the horses they rode in on
:P
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:45 PM
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4. Further proof the President is doing the right thing...
one barometer to use is the more outraged the WSJ is, the better the decision about which they are outraged, imo.
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:46 PM
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5. The WSJ is a dismal rag, fit to line bird cages (if keeping birds were not cruel.)
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:39 PM
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7. The Mouse That Roared..
This has been true for a long time indeed..

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053084/plotsummary

The Duchy of Grand Fenwick decides that the only way to get out of their economic woes is to declare war on the United States, lose and accept foreign aid. They send an invasion force to New York (armed with longbows) which arrives during a nuclear drill that has cleared the streets. Wandering about to find someone to surrender to, they discover a scientist with a special ultimate weapon that can destroy the Earth. When they capture him and his bomb they are faced with a new possibility: What do you do when you win a war?
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:40 PM
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8. Oh wow. What a misleading editorial.
They would have us think that just because some Polish and Czech lawmakers are pissed off at us we have seriously undermined our position in the world.
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