I bet that one smarted…

…but Mr. Bay was exactly right with this:

When it came to acting on behalf of peace in the 21st century, the Obama administration weighed “sphere of influence” against “sphere of security” and came down solidly on the side of the Russian czars.
I am referring to the administration’s refusal to deploy long-range defensive ground-based interceptor (GBI) missiles in Poland. For an administration that insistently congratulates itself on “smart diplomacy,” this is a shortsighted decision that sets back 21st century collective defense (sphere of security) at least five critical years and likely longer.

The White House decision also damaged relations with the Czech Republic, which had agreed to host an anti-ballistic missile (ABM) radar as part of the defensive system. Recall in 1938 in Munich, the West sold out Czechoslovakia in an attempt to “reset” diplomacy with Adolf Hitler.

…the odds are the descriptive phrase will not contain an adjective associated with brilliance or courage. A “YouTube Era” Neville Chamberlain seems more apt.

I’m sure many of the left are going to protest that, saying it’s better to try to negotiate with those who would leave our allies out in the cold than always to resort to weapon deployment and the like — but who said it has to be one or the other? As Teddy Roosevelt’s much-quoted saying goes, it’s best to speak softly and carry a big stick — but it seems that the current administration is throwing away that big stick in the hopes that those in Iran and that vicinity will listen to those soft words alone. You know how often everyone says “Never Again” in reference to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust, and how often those words ring so hollow in light of the actions of some. It would seem they’re ringing hollow once again, but as opposed to herding Jews into boxcars, this time around the enemies of the Jews will kill them with a few nuclear-tipped missiles. Never again, indeed…

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One Response to “I bet that one smarted…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Mattexian (68.206.13.107)
    I think those Jews can take care of themselves pretty well, I got a feeling they’ll get there firstest with the mostest in a few months and Tehran will glow in the dark forevermore. And that’s in spite of our shiny new Administration doing everything short of literally spitting on them, to run around the world apologizing for everything from inventing penicillin to the automotive assembly line.

    The Jews I worry about more are the ones over here, who vote for things like gun control, despite their long history of govt persecution and disarmament, and voting for some fool who declares his positions are absolutely contrary to their beliefs, in regards to abortion (same for the majority of Catholics).
    September 26, 2009, 2:40:31 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Moderate

    Mattexian (68.206.13.107)
    I suppose I should add, that this is why I support the JPFO.
    September 26, 2009, 2:43:30 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Moderate

    K.D. (76.210.226.84)
    Mattexian, I am glad there is someone else besides me who is a JPFO member.
    I keep waiting for Israel to have had enough on the crazies in Iran and send the F-16s.
    I have several questions concerning it though…
    > Will Saudi allow them to go over their airspace? They do fear Iran almost as much as Israel.
    > Will the new anti-aircraft missles Russia gave the Iranians work too well?
    > Will the Obama Administration allow the US Military to aide the IAF?
    I still worry what will happen afterwards….You know Iran will strike back at the West.
    September 26, 2009, 5:40:33 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Moderate

    Keith (74.196.212.204)
    I’m in favor of letting the Israelis off the chain. I’m pretty sure they’d take care of it, and much of the world would be secretly relieved.
    September 26, 2009, 7:42:36 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Moderate

    the pistolero (68.203.231.7)
    I got a feeling they’ll get there firstest with the mostest in a few months and Tehran will glow in the dark forevermore.
    Yep, I get that feeling too. And nobody’s gonna be able to say a damn thing about it. I’d love to know the answers to those questions, K.D.

    I’m in favor of letting the Israelis off the chain. I’m pretty sure they’d take care of it, and much of the world would be secretly relieved.
    Yep.

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