Monday, March 26, 2012

Barack Obama - #3761- VIDEO: Obama Caught on Hot Mic: Tells Russian Prime Minister He'll Have More 'Flexibility' 'After My Election' - The Blaze (2) Congressmn to Obama: You'd better not be Trading Away our Missile Defense, Champ; Update: A Hint on Obama's "Flexibility" from Putin? Update: McCain Calls Obama "a Real Etch-a-Sketch Leader" - Hot Air


Obama Caught on Hot Mic: Tells Russian Prime Minister He'll Have More 'Flexibility' 'After My Election' - The Blaze - ABC’s Jake Tapper has a stunning report out of Seoul, South Korea this morning. According to him, President Obama was caught on a hot mic telling outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that if given “space,” he’ll have more flexibility “after my election.”  Here’s how Tapper puts it:  At the tail end of his 90 minute meeting with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Monday, President Obama said that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with controversial issues such as missile defense, but incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to give him “space.  The exchange was picked up by microphones as reporters were let into the room for remarks by the two leaders.  And here’s the exchange:  President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.  President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…  President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.  President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.


Congressman to Obama You'd Better Not be Trading Away our Missile Defense, Champ; Update: A hint on Obama's "Flexibility" from Putin? Update: McCain Calls Obama 'a Real Etch-a-Sketch Leader" - Hot Air -  It remains to be seen how the media will cover the explosive revelation from ABC’s Jake Tapper that Barack Obama asked Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to get Vladimir Putin to give him some “space” on missile defense so that he could be more “flexible” with the Russians in a second term. ............. “[T]his is not the kind of year in which we’re going to resolve (an) incredibly complicated issue like this.”  Except Obama wasn’t caught telling Medvedev that he needed more space because missile defense was “incredibly complicated.” He told Medvedev that he needed more space on the issue — in other words, to have it downplayed as a national-security dispute with Russia — in order to win a second term, so that he could have “more flexibility” to deal with the Russians. Very obviously, Obama gave a strong hint that he could be more favorable to the Russian position, which completely opposes the deployment of a Western missile shield in Europe, when Obama doesn’t have to worry about being more accountable to the voters.  That’s not fooling Rep. Michael Turner, who chairs the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which has direct oversight on missile-defense issues. Turner sent a letter to the White House this morning, demanding answers from Obama on whether he’s planning on defying Congress and trading away missile defense:  Read More.......

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