President Obama has decided to slow down any plans for missile defense systems in Poland or the Czech Republic which were the ideas of George Bush. The missile system was supposedly designed to deal with missiles from “rogue nations” but everyone with common sense knew they were aimed at Russia. Obama will either drop the plan or use the idea of dropping the missile system as a bargaining chip in negotiation with the Russians. The president is hesitant about investing huge sums for a project that is of dubious value. Why should the United States be involved in developing missile systems to protect Europe?
When Bush first proposed his plan, the Russian government offered use of its bases in order to develop a system for such missiles. Why not take up the Russian plan? It ends hostility with Russia and creates a system that would not be that expensive.