The genius of Obama

JOM commenter Soylent Red hits the nail on the head respecting the preposterous flailing about of the President on foreign affairs:
Let me see here...

1. Tell the world during your campaign that you want to eliminate missile defense. Make one of your first acts in office reneging on a promise to a NATO ally regarding deployment of missile defense.

2. Then, in negotiations with Russia, try to get them to influence a country (Iran) where they have no real influence. Appeal to the better nature of a pair of Gazprom shareholders to piss off a country (Iran) where Gazprom is currently the 900 lb gorilla for lucrative oil and gasfield development deals.

3. In return for your proposal to Russia? Offer to reduce or curtail missile defense, which, if they simply wait around, you're going to do anyway. Because you repeatedly say so.

It's pure genius. I wonder if Obama thought this up himself, or if he had help from his foreign policy expert Joe Biden.

JOM commenter Soylent Red hits the nail on the head respecting the preposterous flailing about of the President on foreign affairs:
Let me see here...

1. Tell the world during your campaign that you want to eliminate missile defense. Make one of your first acts in office reneging on a promise to a NATO ally regarding deployment of missile defense.

2. Then, in negotiations with Russia, try to get them to influence a country (Iran) where they have no real influence. Appeal to the better nature of a pair of Gazprom shareholders to piss off a country (Iran) where Gazprom is currently the 900 lb gorilla for lucrative oil and gasfield development deals.

3. In return for your proposal to Russia? Offer to reduce or curtail missile defense, which, if they simply wait around, you're going to do anyway. Because you repeatedly say so.

It's pure genius. I wonder if Obama thought this up himself, or if he had help from his foreign policy expert Joe Biden.