The Corner

Obama’s Deft Foreign-Policy Hand

Tom Maguire notes that there’s some bad timing to Obama’s decision, whatever its merits. From the NYT:

But it made for unfortunate timing, as Thursday is the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland at the start of World War II, a date fraught with sensitivity for Poles who viewed the Bush missile defense system as a political security blanket against Russia. Poland, along with many other countries in the former Soviet sphere, worry that Mr. Obama is less willing to stand up to Russia.