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President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election
ABC News ^ | Mar 26, 2012 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 03/26/2012 2:44:46 PM PDT by grundle

Full title: President Obama Asks Medvedev for ‘Space’ on Missile Defense — ‘After My Election I Have More Flexibility’

SEOUL, South Korea — At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.”

The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters were let into the room for remarks by the two leaders.

The exchange:

President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

When asked to explain what President Obama meant, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes told ABC News that there is room for the U.S. and Russia to reach an accommodation, but “there is a lot of rhetoric around this issue — there always is — in both countries.

A senior administration official tells ABC News: “this is a political year in which the Russians just had an election, we’re about to have a presidential and congressional elections — this is not the kind of year in which we’re going to resolve incredibly complicated issue like this. So there’s an advantage to pulling back and letting the technical experts work on this as the president has been saying.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hotmic; icbm; medvedev; missiledefense; openmikenight; russia; spaceforyou; waronterror
I did a search and didn't see this particular article from ABC, but the full title is too big to fit. I hope it's not a dupe. Kind of odd that ABC would report on this, given their usual avoidance of things that are critical of Obama.
1 posted on 03/26/2012 2:44:56 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Totalitarian SOB.
“Pssst,, hey, lets keep this on the down low. I have to wait until after the election before i can do things you want,,that my people do not.”

Evil low life,, most Un-American president in history.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 2:54:48 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for officeoffi)
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To: grundle

Obama wants a chance to give away the U.S. secrets and those of all of “one of our greatest allies” <——pick one.

0 is down with committing outright treason. There is no WAY he should have security clearance.


3 posted on 03/26/2012 2:55:14 PM PDT by madison10
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To: grundle

Treason!!! where are our checks and balances ?


4 posted on 03/26/2012 2:55:20 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: grundle

Jake Tapper at ABC is the exception to the rule.

And at least Bill Clinton got a few million in campaign donations from the Chinese for those hard drives with the missile guidance system info. What does Obama get for concessions to the neo-Coms?


5 posted on 03/26/2012 2:56:02 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: grundle
space
6 posted on 03/26/2012 3:00:51 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: grundle

Who is Hussein working for?


7 posted on 03/26/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Incorrigible
What does Obama get for concessions to the neo-Coms?

Us?

8 posted on 03/26/2012 3:04:56 PM PDT by madison10
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To: grundle
The Puppet Summit....when the opposing puppet master has the goods on your puppet, your puppet has to give away the farm....much like the last time, he gave away loads and got nothing in return. So you can expect Putin to squeeze Dumbo more since he knows where he comes from and who's pulling Dumbo's strings
9 posted on 03/26/2012 3:05:49 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: grundle

When I heard his remarks this morning my blood pressure went through the roof. Not only will he give Russia more, he really believes he’s going to be re-elected. I wonder why? He is very sure of himself for some reason.

This man is a danger to this country and its people. If something isn’t done to remove him..we are toast.


10 posted on 03/26/2012 3:06:36 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: madison10

Nope. Not us.

Neo-Coms - New Communists - though Putin is really an old Commie that likes to show off his physique!

Neo-Cons - That’s a bit derogatory for Libs who’ve seen the light.


11 posted on 03/26/2012 3:08:49 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: grundle

He’s pretty confident he’s going to win. Just like Robert Mugabe or Hugo Chavez facing an election. People can go to the polls but the outcome is not in doubt.


12 posted on 03/26/2012 3:18:31 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: DesertRhino

A-friggin’MEN! I swear, I was so decided not to reward the RNC with a vote for Rino Romney, but the kenyan in the white hut’s actions over the last few days (”he could’ve been my son” and this open mike crap) have forced me to change my mind. I would vote for a brain dead butt monkey to get rid of the kenyan.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 3:20:04 PM PDT by Student0165
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To: grundle

TRANSLATION: “JUST WAIT- I CAN SCREW MY OWN COUNTRY OVER *AFTER* I AM RE-ELECTED”


14 posted on 03/26/2012 3:30:26 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Mr. K

And all that for a biscuit for Michelle’s big butt.


15 posted on 03/26/2012 3:33:21 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Mr. K

And all that for a biscuit for Michelle’s big butt. A tragedy and then a farce, and now I see what Marx meant.


16 posted on 03/26/2012 3:34:01 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: DesertRhino

America is ... soooo ... screwed ...


17 posted on 03/26/2012 3:46:38 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: grundle

I’m sure it’s no coincidence that at the same time the Traitor in Chief is giving away our security the Russian media has been hammering away at Obama’s fake birth certificate.

I’m guessing Vladimir got the dirt on Obama and now he’s using it to extort from Obama what Gorbachev could never get from Reagan.


18 posted on 03/26/2012 3:53:39 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: grundle

Perhaps Obama will have ‘more flexibility’ to unilaterally disarm the US of it’s nuclear weapons?????? Or maybe ‘more flexibility’ to distance the US from NATO? Or maybe Israel?

Wow. Maybe Putin will want to contribute to Obama’s re-election with all that at stake. Or offer the services of the KGB...

Amazing how Obama, without fail, makes allies of our enemies.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 3:56:23 PM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: mardi59

This was posted in 2009. Wonder what they are today?

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Aug 29, 2009 – A CNN source with very close to the U.S. Secret Service confirmed to me today that threats on the life of the president of the United States have ...


20 posted on 03/26/2012 4:06:22 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: mardi59

Sounds to me like he knows the fix is in.

Didn’t some foreign country buy the voter tallying machines or something?


21 posted on 03/26/2012 4:10:15 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: WellyP

I’m sure that is going to be their next tactic. Big bad American people threaten obama...news at 6. Break out the violins, someone hates Barry!!

Got news, 59%+ hate this marxist trash and the scum he floats with!!


22 posted on 03/26/2012 4:17:19 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Venezuela (Smartmatic) bought Sequoia Diebold some years ago through a shell company in The Dutch West Indies. Chavez and his Cuban handlers had their mands all over Smartmatic.


23 posted on 03/26/2012 4:19:23 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Not sure about the machines, but my “FRAUD” meter is running amok.


24 posted on 03/26/2012 4:19:52 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Incorrigible
Jake Tapper at ABC is the exception to the rule.

OK. Thanks for the explanation.

25 posted on 03/26/2012 4:20:45 PM PDT by grundle
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To: WellyP

Thanks Welly


26 posted on 03/26/2012 4:21:00 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

That is a great way to search. Thanks!


27 posted on 03/26/2012 4:21:49 PM PDT by grundle
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To: al baby
Treason!!! where are our checks and balances ?

Well duh. Can you say Banana Republic. That check & balance left 25 yrs ago.

28 posted on 03/26/2012 4:34:49 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: grundle

Obama is going to give away the farm win or lose the election. The lame duck session will be the scariest event in our lifetime with all the RINO’s at the table.


29 posted on 03/26/2012 4:35:40 PM PDT by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: Wildbill22; MeganC; All

Putin and Medvedez are men of at least honor and loyalty abd commitment to their country. They do lie, cheat and steal. Therefore, they must totally despise Obama for his cowardly treachery to a country that has entrusted our lives, way of life and futures to him. Totally sickening. I’m sure the Ruskies scornfully laugh at the POS quisling.


30 posted on 03/26/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: DesertRhino

This Traitor should be arrested and sent to Leavenworth,He is selling out our Defense secrets to the Russians in Plain sight


31 posted on 03/26/2012 5:01:21 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: DesertRhino

0bama is not just un-American...he is ANTI-American.

And, still the sheeple tolerate him. It’s so very true; we get the government we deserve.


32 posted on 03/26/2012 5:58:47 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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