Czech People Oppose US Missile Bases

Over a year ago, President Bush insisted the United States had to build anti-missile bases in Poland and the Czech Republic in order to protect those nations from attacks by rogue nations. Apparently, the people of the Czech Republic do not share the same concerns regarding the supposed attacks by unknown nations for unknown reasons. The latest poll in the Czech Republic indicates about 70% of people oppose construction of the bases in their nation. Most people seek a referendum before there is any building of bases.

There are indications that President Obama will not pursue the incoherent ideas of George Bush. Obama most probably will agree to end discussion concerning the bases in exchange for Russian concessions on other issues. The question is why did Bush anger Russia by seeking to build missile bases on its border against unknown enemies? Was the “enemy” really Russia?