Poland said on Saturday U.S. President-elect Barack Obama had declared he would continue with a missile shield project in eastern Europe, but an Obama aide in Washington said he had given no commitment to deploy the system. Poland and the neighboring Czech Republic have agreed to host elements of the U.S. defense network, designed to protect against missile attacks by what Washington calls "rogue states."
...But a senior Obama foreign policy adviser qualified what the president-elect had been reported as saying in his talk with the Polish president.
"President Kaczynski raised missile defense, but President-elect Obama made no commitment on it," Denis McDonough told Reuters.
"His position is as it was throughout the campaign -- that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable," the adviser added.
Washington says the shield -- endorsed by NATO in February -- is aimed at fending off potential attacks by so-called "rogue states" such as Iran, and is in no way aimed at Russia.So.... Obama still might cancel a deployment eastern European nations want and NATO has endorsed, BUT that Russia and Iran oppose.
So... Obama might take the same position as our enemies and oppose our allies...
And in his defense all you can really say is that despite campaigning for two years to be Commander in Chief, it's not really clear where Obama stands. Or if he has the courage to even take a stand.
THIS IS AN EARLY AND SCARY EXAMPLE OF OBAMA'S INCOMPETENCE - AND HIS DOVISHNESS.
IT BODES ILL.