The Corner

Coddle Your Enemies; Betray Your Friends

Too harsh a description of Obama foreign policy? With today’s news of the abandonment of missile defense in Europe, it hardly seems so. Here’s the former Czech prime minister, Mirek Topolanek: “This is not good news for the Czech state, for Czech freedom and independence. It puts us in a position wherein we are not firmly anchored in terms of partnership, security and alliance, and that’s a certain threat.”

Okay, even if we were to grant that the missile shield in Europe was negotiable — what has the Obama administration gotten in return from Putin/Medvedev? Where is the announcement from Russia of support for strict sanctions against Iran? Have they simply given this away for nothing?

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