Vice President Joe Biden at the annual gathering of world leaders in Munich, Germany announced a sharp reversal of the Bush policy by stating "The last few years have seen a dangerous drift in relations between Russia and the members of our Alliance,"
He continued; "It's time, to paraphrase President Obama, to press the reset button and to revisit the many areas where we can and should work together”.
The “reset button” Vice President Biden was referring to came days later in a letter from President Obama, to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that referenced our missile defense program, and Obama’s willingness to scrap the program if Russia would somehow intervene and perhaps discourage Iran from continuing on their quest to acquire nuclear weapons.
To suggest that this president is simply naive is a monumental mistake. In truth its youthful arrogance combined with a disregard of historical reference, that I fear will eventually be the undoing of this administration, and perhaps our nation.
My sense is that President Obama unlike his predecessors views America as a flawed society and a nation that needs to adjust its core principles and values, we’ve already witnessed his economic vision for America, so it should come as no surprise that he’s now willing to trade off our national security for what he considers a “greater good”.
However, before President Obama trades off our security, perhaps he should take a walk down to 120 Liberty Street, in lower Manhattan and reacquaint himself once again, to what took place in 2001, on a beautiful sunny September morn.
Imagine if you will any leader in the world willing to trade off its countries defenses for an obscure promise from former adversaries and hostel regimes?
It would be unimaginable, and yet that is what President Obama is willing to do. To gamble once again on the future of America and its citizens, however, this time not in dollars and cents, but rather on life and death.
The irony to all of this is that this is a president who embraces technology, yet is willing to scrap perhaps the most important piece of technology, a defense shield that could potentially save thousands if not millions of lives. I have no idea why the leader of the free world would willingly feed into the paranoia of the Kremlin and scrap a purely defensive program that was also offered to the Kremlin, by the Bush Administration.
Rather then promote a missile defense program, to safeguard nations and its people from hostel regimes; our illustrious leader is willing to trade off on our security. Perhaps he truly believes he’s “THE ONE” and all he would need to do, is merely raise his arms (if the unthinkable should happen), and protect us all from incoming missiles.
Short of that, this president took an oath…”to protect and defend”, this nation, that’s his responsibility, and to that end there is no compromise.
Our economy will eventually rebound, irregardless of who’s in charge, however our national security is paramount if we are to survive as a people, and I fear that this president simply doesn’t get it, and may not be up to the task of protecting our nation.
Hopefully a better informed populace will press the “reset button” on this administration, come next election, and not make the same mistake again.