President Barack Obama uses missiles, dedicated defensive technology, as political symbols of reconciliation with distant foreign powers rather recognizing them as instruments of practicality in the hands of needful allies. He would trade the practical realities (and political commitments) for invisible abstract static that is untenable and not useful. This constitutes broken promises.

Strategically speaking the missile defense of European NATO allies has little impact militarily for the United States’ forces and our foreign policy leans towards increasing friendly relationship with the increasingly malevolent Russia. This foreign policy is literally irrespective of the needs, desires, and best interests of our genuine military allies in NATO, the ones that would be most at the mercy of Russia if the larger military power becomes expansionist.

What our President seeks to remove in order to placate his own friends is not a sytem designed for the United States to attack Russia but something for the true allies of the United States (who are not President Obama’s friends) to defend themselves.

the Obama administration is going to scrap the “third site” anti-missile system scheduled to be deployed in Poland and the Czech Republic. Missile interceptors in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic were scheduled to be deployed by 2013. Now the plan appears to have been shot down.

Also as the Washington Times points out, this disgusting move to make nice with our not-yet-friends in the Russian government (and look more “peaceful” and “respectful” on the so-called world stage and various old world American media outlets) leaves Eastern Europe at the mercy of Iranian weapons, which is pretty ironic considering how little use people in Warsaw and Prague likely have for world opinion and American newspapers.