President Obama delivered an eloquent statement to the world concerning the need to end nuclear weapons and immediately followed up by urging continuation of Bush policies in Europe. In the wake of North Korea’s launch of a missile, the president said: “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is inevitable, then we are admitting to ourselves that the use of nuclear weapons is inevitable.” He correctly noted nuclear weapons were a legacy of the Cold War and it was time to end the use of such weaponry on this planet. However, he followed up these wise words by restating the Bush madness of building missile bases on the border of Russia in Poland and the Czech Republic. “As lone as the threat from Iran persists, we will go forward with a missile defense system that is cost effectives and proven.”
His remarks either indicate ignorance or stupidity. First, why would Iran fire missiles at Europe? Second, if this is a perceived threat by Europeans, shouldn’t they be the ones constructing the bases? Third, every poll in the Czech Republic indicates the population does not wish to be involved in any such missile bases.
I assume the leaders of Iran are rationale individuals. Why in God’s name would they fire missiles at Europe knowing full well the ability of NATO to retaliate with massive missile attacks?
Russia has offered to have any missile defense bases built on its territory. Have you talked with them, President Obamush?