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Old 05-13-2018, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: Former Obama Officials Suggest European States Expel U.S. Ambassadors Over Iran D

I love it when John Kerry and other Obama Admins say that the US is wrong for backing out of a deal arranged by previous presidents...

Ummmm...

Didn't Obama back out of the defense missile system for Europe after Bush43 negotiate the arrangement?...

Obama abandons missile defence shield in Europe

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Barack Obama has abandoned the controversial Pentagon plan to build a missile defence system in Europe that had long soured relations with Russia.

In one of the sharpest breaks yet with the policies of the Bush administration, Obama said the new approach would offer "stronger, swifter and smarter" defence for the US and its allies. He said it would focus on the threat posed by Iran's short- and medium-range missiles, rather than its intercontinental nuclear capabilities.

Obama announced the reversal officially at a news conference today. "This new approach will provide capabilities sooner, build on proven systems to offer greater defences to the threat of attack than the 2007 European missile defence programme," he said.

He phoned the leaders of Poland and the Czech Republic last night to tell them he had dropped plans to site missile interceptors and a radar station in their respective countries. Russia had furiously opposed the project, claiming it targeted Moscow's nuclear arsenal.
But this was Obama...

...so it's "different"...
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