November 08, 2008
Return of the Warhogs?

If true, this is very, very disturbing news. Of all Bush’s many idiot moves, his efforts to restart the Cold War may in the long run turn out to be the most perilous to the world. Our best hope is that Obama was mistranslated, or that Kaczynski is a liar.

US President-elect Barack Obama will go ahead with plans to build part of a controversial missile defence system on Polish soil, Poland has announced.

President Lech Kaczynski’s office said the pledge was made during a telephone conversation between the two men.

Russia opposes the US plans, and early this week said it planned to deploy missiles on Poland’s border and electronically jam the US system.

This is the first signal that Mr Obama plans to continue George Bush’s policy.

(Since I posted this, both Agence France Presse and the Associated Press moved stories denying that Obama had made such a commitment. Let’s hope they’re right.)


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at November 08, 2008 12:15 PM
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Yes, let's hope. It's a big waste of money that we need, as well as a potential big waste of lives, which we also need.

Posted by: Joyful Alternative on November 8, 2008 7:59 PM

Surprise! The candidate who espoused conventional policies begins to implement them when elected. Who woulda thunk it?

Anyone wanna put money on whether large numbers of US troops are in Iraq four years from now?

Posted by: Chuck Dupree on November 8, 2008 10:53 PM

Let's let the dust settle and see. Give him a chance. These sorts of rumors of private conversations don't really indicate anything.

Posted by: Mahakal on November 9, 2008 2:26 PM

ralph nader was right.. new president same old foreign policy

Posted by: omar on November 9, 2008 8:16 PM

I'm already starting to regret my last-minute change of heart…

Posted by: Chuck Dupree on November 10, 2008 1:32 AM
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