During the past few years since President Bush rejected Russian offers to jointly develop an anti-missile system in their country, Europe has been torn apart as an anti-missile hysteria sweeps the continent. Bush ignited the problem by insisting the United States would build an anti-missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic. This caused President Medvedev to threaten his nation would build missiles. General Valelntin Popovkin, said his nation did not wish to get caught up in a space race, but “we can’t sit back and watch others doing that,” so his response was to push for new anti-missile systems being developed in Russia. Hopefully, President Obama will take a step back, take a deep breath and rethink the entire issue of anti-missiles.
The basic argument of the Bush people was for an anti-missile system to deal with possible Iranian missiles. Why would Iran attack the European Union over what??? This is a non-issue. The simply solution is building any anti-missile system inside Russia and have it run by joint command.