President Barack Obama on his visit to the Czech Republic was greeted with cheers and jeers as he discussed his controversial ideas about the planned anti-missile system. He told many skeptical listeners, “As long as the threat from Iran persists, we intend to go forward with a missile defense system that is cost-effective and proven.” He admitted Iran has yet to build any nuclear weapon but persisted in claiming Europe and the Czech Republic were somehow under threat. Of course, why would Iran fire missiles at Europe was never explained by the president nor was there any explanation why the United States turned down an offer from Russia to station such an anti-missile system in their country.
The crowd came to see Obama not so much for what he said but just to say they had seen him. Of course, most applauded his statements concerning fighting global warming or his visit to Jewish sites in the city.