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  • ‘Flexibility’ run amok

    03/28/2012 4:34:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Editorial staff
    Ah, yes, get ready for the post-election Barack Obama. And we thought it was all going to be about the economy and his redistributionist agenda. Far from it. In fact, it’s the Obama free to be himself on foreign policy that really poses a threat. -excerpt- Back in September 2009, Obama basically scrapped a system of land-based interceptor missiles that were to be placed in Poland and the Czech Republic and aimed to protect Europe from a possible rogue missile threat from Iran — deals negotiated by the Bush administration. -excerpt- Well, apart from Putin, the only person who will...
  • Russian president swipes at Romney over 'flexibility' attack [Medvedev endorsement to Barry]

    03/27/2012 4:19:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 27, 2012 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Reporting from Seoul— U.S. politics combined with diplomacy as Russian President Dmitri Medvedev took a swipe at Mitt Romney and President Obama, pointing to an uncooperative Congress and a toxic political environment at home to explain why he was delaying negotiations with Russian leaders over missile defense. Romney, in a CNN interview Monday, had referred to Russia as "our No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Medvedev to tell reporters here that the Republican front-runner's language seemed out of date and "smelled of Hollywood" stereotypes. "Regarding ideological cliches, every time this or that side uses phrases like 'enemy No. 1', this always...
  • Obama's 'secret' plea to Russia plays right into Romney's meme

    03/27/2012 4:18:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 27, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Barack Obama has, like most in public life, made his share of gaffes--the president of Canada, 57 states, the Austrian language, E Pluribus Unum, the pronunciation of corpsman, among others. To be sure, they are stunning signs of ignorance of things that are common wisdom for most, even Harvard alums. Closet Obama supporters will seek to downplay the incident. But his Monday mis-step is huge politically and may well come to haunt and hurt him as Republican Mitt Romney rolls out the attack plan for this fall's campaign and before. Of all the GOP wannabes, Romney has been Obama's most...
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some “space” on missile defense ahead of November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you,” Medvedev responded. A...
  • Obama Demands Smaller U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Praises Russia (Unilateral Disarmament alert)

    03/27/2012 11:52:13 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 9 replies
    New American ^ | 3-27-12 | Alex Newman
    President Obama promised on Monday to pursue yet another controversial agreement with Russian officials to further slash both governments’ nuclear arsenals, saying the United States already controls more than enough atomic weapons. Speaking ahead of a global “security” summit in Seoul, South Korea, Obama also blasted the regimes ruling North Korea and Iran. Despite several high-profile disagreements in recent years, outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev praised the Obama administration, saying relations between the two governments had reached their “best level” in a decade. Obama, meanwhile, thanked Medvedev for his “cooperation” and said he could not have asked for a “better...
  • Obama's Zone Defense

    03/27/2012 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 4 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | March 27, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    resident Obama, under mounting political pressure following disclosure of comments to Russia’s president about future flexibility in missile defense talks, told reporters on Tuesday he is not “hiding the football” regarding secret talks on the issue. The president was overheard Monday through an open microphone in Seoul having a private conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. The president said Moscow should give him “space” from political pressure during the reelection campaign. In exchange, he promised more “flexibility” in addressing Moscow’s opposition to planned missile defenses in Europe, comments widely viewed as offering additional concessions on U.S. strategic defenses. Medvedev said...
  • Obama and Medvedev exchange caught on open microphone - VIDEO (Obama pleeds for mor time)

    03/26/2012 5:06:54 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 35 replies · 22+ views
    An open microphone captured US President Barack Obama assuring Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have "more flexibility" to deal with missile defense after this year's US presidential election.
  • The terrible truth told by Obama's open mic slip

    03/27/2012 2:04:31 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 147 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/27/12 | Christian Whiton
    President Obama just gave the world a glimpse into his future foreign policy plans this week, should he win a second term. On tap for Obama II: more faith in our adversaries, more betrayal of our traditional allies and more unilateral indulgence in nuclear abolition fantasies. Monday, President Obama told Russian President Medvedev that “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” Medvedev responded that he would dutifully report that tidbit to Vladimir Putin back in the Kremlin. The men apparently did not realize their discussion was being caught by a live microphone. Given that the...
  • Obama Explains His Secret Plans to Sell Out America That Were Caught on Open Mic

    03/27/2012 12:43:55 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 17 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama explained his secret plans to sell out America and her allies that were caught during an open mic discussion with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Obama told Medvedev to wait until after his reelection to sell out American security. Politico reported, via Lucianne: President Barack Obama offered an extended explanation here Tuesday of the hot mic moment that caught him asking Russia’s president for some “space” and “flexibility” until after November’s election. “The only way I get this stuff done is If I’m consulting with the Pentagon, with Congress, if I’ve got bipartisan support and frankly, the current environment...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Admitted To Medvedev That Second Term Will Be Hard Left

    03/27/2012 10:45:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/27/12 | Staff
    KRAUTHAMMER: I think that the key word here in that exchange was Obama saying to the Russians, 'this is my last election.' It's not just that 'I have another election and I'll be occupied with other issues, let's talk about this. It's a complicated want in December.' 'This is my last election.' That's his way of saying with a nod and a wink, 'Look, you guys have a free hand because you run a dictatorship, your elections are rigged. Well, ours aren't rigged, but once I get passed my last election, I'm unleashed. I can do anything
  • Obama on hot-mic moment: I wasn’t “hiding the ball” (on missile defense)

    03/27/2012 7:02:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After a day of spin from the White House didn’t tamp down outrage over Barack Obama’s sotto voce conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, the President himself addressed the controversy. Earlier today, Obama insisted that nothing he told Medvedev was out of the ordinary, and that he wasn’t “hiding the ball” on missile defense: A defensive President Obama said Tuesday he wasn’t guilty of “hiding the ball” when an open microphone caught him pleading with the president of Russia to delay missile shield talks until after this year’s elections.“The only way I get this stuff done is If I’m consulting...
  • Obama Compounds the Problem

    03/27/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 17, 2012 | William Kristol
    President Obama's explanation today of his private request yesterday, captured on an open microphone, of Russian president Dmitry Medvedev for some "space" and "flexibility" until after November's election, simply compounds the problem. "The only way I get this stuff done is if I'm consulting with the Pentagon, with Congress, if I've got bipartisan support and frankly, the current environment is not conducive to those kinds of thoughtful consultations," Obama told reporters. And Obama insisted his comments to Medvedev were "not a matter of hiding the ball—I'm on record" about wanting to reduce nuclear weapons stockpiles. Obama is being disingenuous: His...
  • Obama says he's not 'hiding the ball' on Russia

    03/26/2012 8:50:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 78+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 26, 2012 | ANNE GEARAN and CHARLES BABINGTON
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's not trying to "hide the ball" in negotiations with Russia over U.S. plans for a missile defense shield in Europe. The shield is opposed by Russia in its current form; new talks that might lead to U.S. concessions are opposed by Republican in Congress.
  • Obama’s Russian Comments ‘Destructive of American Interests,’ Gingrich Says

    03/26/2012 6:59:29 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies · 45+ views
    ABC ^ | 3-26-12 | Goldman
    Newt Gingrich, the first candidate to campaign in Delaware, came here Monday night pushing his $2.50-per-gallon-of-gas energy plan and jabbing President Obama about comments caught on an open microphone with outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. Gingrich said that Obama’s suggestion that he would have more flexibility to negotiate on nuclear arms after winning the 2012 election, was “destructive of American interests.” “This is a president who is amazingly destructive of American interests, something by the way of which we were reminded of today, when he didn’t know there was an open microphone,” he said to meeting of local Republican groups....
  • President Obama’s Treacherous Deals with the Russians

    03/26/2012 6:04:32 PM PDT · by null and void · 35 replies · 18+ views
    Conservative Daily ^ | Mar 26, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    President Obama gave a hot mic supplication to departing Russian president Dmitry Medvedev that Putin should give him more “space” and “flexibility” on such national security issues as Anti-Ballistic Missile defense. According to Obama, this will be his “last election,” after all. Of course, any mention of this eye-popping exchange outside the credentialed press will be spun by Pravda West as mere blog fodder for de-contextualized right-wing hysterics. Well, comrades, let’s at least make sure our hysterics are properly contextualized, shall we? The exposed convo between the two outgoing presidents runs as follows and was originally reported by Jake Tapper...
  • All the Pravda

    03/27/2012 4:40:42 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Monday, March 26, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    For a man so in love with the technology of image, the camera, the microphone and the teleprompter, the leader of the increasingly less free world has a natural tendency to put a little too much faith in it. This is the second time that an open microphone has let Obama down, the first time it recorded him stabbing an ally in the back, the second time it recorded him stabbing a few dozen more in the back. Medvedev, whose bosom buddy just managed to cling to power with a stolen election and brutal suppression of protests, surely understands how...
  • Obama’s ‘Flexibility’ on Missile Defense

    03/27/2012 12:23:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies · 147+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 27, 2012 | Rick Moran
    President Barack Obama’s open mic comments to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, asking for “space” on missile defense until after the US presidential elections in November when he believes he will have more “flexibility” to negotiate have the White House in full damage control mode. Obama’s request that the Russians hang tight until after the election is not in itself all that surprising. This is an election year and something as vital to US security as missile defense should not be negotiated in a partisan atmosphere. But the key word in the president’s comments is “flexibility.” And the key question is:...
  • Obama makes light of, clarifies hot mic moment

    03/26/2012 11:41:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 37 replies · 341+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 26, 2012 | Kimberly Schwandt
    President Obama made light Tuesday of the hot microphone moment he had the day earlier with Russian President Medvedev, where he said that after the November election, he'd have more "flexibility" on the issue of missile defense. Just as leaders were greeting one another and about to sit down at the opening session of the Nuclear Security Summit, Obama spotted Medvedev, looks over at him, puts his hands over the microphone in front of him with a big smile, and then goes to greet the Russian president. Obama was asked about the "flexibility" statement later while making remarks to the...
  • US eyes missile-defense shields for Asia, Middle East

    03/26/2012 9:22:08 PM PDT · by U-238 · 15 replies · 57+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/25/2012 | Jerusalem Post/Reuters
    The United States is seeking to build regional shields against ballistic missiles in both Asia and the Middle East akin to an emerging bulwark in Europe, a senior Pentagon official disclosed Monday. The effort may complicate US ties with Russia and China, both of which fear such defenses could harm their security even though the United States says they are designed only to protect against states like Iran and North Korea. The US push for new regional bulwarks includes two sets of trilateral dialogues - one with Japan and Australia and the other with Japan and South Korea, said Madelyn...
  • Will Voters Give Obama The Flexibility To Surrender?

    03/26/2012 6:19:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies · 66+ views
    IBD editorials ^ | March 26, 2012
    National Security: The president tells his Russian counterpart to give him space until November when, if re-elected, he'll be able to give away missile defense and the rest of the store without political consequences. It seems President Obama has a space program after all, one in which the Russians cool it on the dismantling of U.S. missile defenses until the least transparent administration in history can razzle-dazzle, smoke-and-mirror and divide-and-conquer its way into a second term. One of the subtexts of the 2012 campaign has been the fear of what a second-term Obama will do unfettered by the need to...