Thursday, September 17, 2009

Obama Scraps Missile Defense

Obama will spend money funding such groups as ACORN and hundreds of billions to insure his friends in the auto unions maintain their power and now absolute control on many American auto makers despite the fact that past union demands have virtually destroyed that industry and now he is beginning to strip the military of weapons deemed necessary by the previous administration to defend western Europe and the United States from future Iranian missile attacks. He does this in the face of continuing Iranian buildups in their missile forces and a march toward nuclear weapons. Its the old liberal Democratic Party stance of spending wildly on domestic programs that prop up their base at the expense of cutting military expenditures. But what makes this appalling at this time is that we are in the mist of two wars against Islamic fascism and face a growing threat from the Islamic radicals in Iran. Why to go President Hussein Obama!

Pentagon Confirms Major Adjustments to European Missile Shield
Jan Fischer, the prime minister of the Czech Republic, one of two countries where the system was to be built, told reporters that the United States is shelving the missile defense plan.

An Iranian surface-to-surface Sejil 2 missile is seen in front of a banner featuring Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The words on the banner read, "We are alive and we are warriors." (Reuters)

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that it has made a "major adjustment" to plans for a missile defense system in eastern Europe, after a U.S. ally said the Obama administration is shelving the system altogether.

The proposed system was pitched as a way to fend off potential attacks from Iran but it became a major irritant in relations with Russia. President Obama faced the dilemma of either setting back the gradual progress toward repairing relations with Russia or disappointing two key NATO allies, the Czech Republic and Poland, that agreed to host components of the planned system.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell declined to give specifics about the new changes, but said: "This improvement to the system has nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with Iran."

He said the "adjustment" was made because the "latest intelligence" shows Iran is more "fixated" on short- and medium-range missiles - the prior plans were developed with long-range, intercontinental ballistic missiles in mind.

"While the Iranian threat has developed, so too has our technology," Morrell said. Details were expected to be announced later Thursday. read more from FOX News
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