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When will this self serving Community organizer work for the U.S.A. rather then himself?

earl 2012/03/26 18:10:14
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Once again, It's all about getting elected.
He is the laughing stock of the world.

He said he would not run for a second term if he didn't create a 50% reduction on the national debt.

Looks like he will break another promise.



Hot mike moment: Obama overheard telling Medvedev he needs 'space' on missile defense

President
Obama visited the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and
said China should rein in its communist neighbor. NBC's Kristen Welker
reports.

By NBC News' Shawna Thomas

SEOUL,
South Korea -- It was a comment not intended for public consumption,
and another lesson for President Barack Obama on the importance of being
careful about what you say around microphones, especially in an
election year.

At the end of a 90-minute meeting between Obama and
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday, journalists rushed in to
hear remarks from the leaders about the content of their talks.



Journalists spied the two leaders leaning
close together and talking in hushed tones. According to those in the
room, the conversation was difficult to hear but the videotape revealed
Obama asking the Russian leader to wait until after the November
election before pushing forward on the topic of a planned missile
defense shield.



Photos: Obama and Medvedev talk nukes

"Pool" videotape provided more information about the conversation between the two leaders:


Obama: This is my last election…After my election I have more flexibility.



Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.


While most journalists didn't catch the rest, one Russian reporter managed to record the context with his equipment.



Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this,
this can be solved but it's important for him to give me space.


Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you...


Obama: This is my last election…After my election I have more flexibility.


Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.


The planned anti-ballistic shield system has been one of many sore spots between the two world powers in the last few years.

Obama says US can reduce nuclear stockpile

Moscow
says it fears the system would weaken Russia by gaining the capability
to shoot down the nuclear missiles it relies on as a deterrent. It wants
a legally binding pledge from the United States that Russia's nuclear
forces would not be targeted by the system.

White House Deputy
National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the overheard comments were
not a departure from the Administration's stated policy and responded to
the exchange with the following statement:



“The United States is committed to implementing our missile defense
system, which we’ve repeatedly said is not aimed at Russia. However,
given the longstanding difference between the US and Russia on this
issue, it will take time and technical work before we can try to reach
an agreement. Since 2012 is an election year in both countries, with an
election and leadership transition in Russia and an election in the
United States, it is clearly not a year in which we are going to achieve
a breakthrough. Therefore, President Obama and President Medvedev
agreed that it was best to instruct our technical experts to do the work
of better understanding our respective positions, providing space for
continued discussions on missile defense cooperation going forward.”


Medvedev may have told Obama that he understands Obama's
predicament, but the White House has been under increasing pressure on
the issue. Last week, the Russian leader gave a downbeat assessment of
global security and international relations, saying the "Euro-Atlantic"
security community he had hoped to create remained a "myth."

Medvedev,
who will be succeeded by Vladimir Putin in May, said Moscow was
unconvinced by the argument that the planned missile defense shield was
intended as protection against a missile attack by countries such as
Iran.

"We have time (for an agreement) but it is running out, and I
think that it would be in our mutual benefit to reach mutually
acceptable agreements," Medvedev told a security conference.

"The
main thing is that we must hear one simple thing - hear it and receive
confirmation: 'Respected friends from Russia, our missile defense is not
aimed against Russian nuclear forces.' This must be affirmed, not in a
friendly chat over a cup of tea or a glass of wine, but in a document."

NBC News' Alicia Jennings and Kristen Welker, and Reuters contributed to this report.

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  • Cat 2013/01/10 03:53:41
    He is just doing what he always does.
    Cat
    He was raised an anti-imperialist and sees the US as the main supporter f economic imperialism aka "the enemy". We elected our enemy to lead us.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/03/27 05:43:54
    He is just doing what he always does.
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Never, and that is yet another reason why we need to get this lying socialist traitor the hell out of office. Make the pledge!!
  • Dale 2012/03/26 18:16:36
    Looks like a full time campain from here on, No time to run the country!
    Dale
    But then, Incumbent has never, to my knowledge, done anything for the U.S.A., but has done to the U.S.A. with the knowledge of everyone.

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