The Sell-Out of America

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jul 08, 2009 11:58 AM
If you're an American president, it's easy to be "popular" in the world.  Just put the interests of the other countries before your own, and you're in!  Or, at the very least, you can get a deal done.  The only problem?  It's not good for your own nation.

Even the Brits have noticed the incredible Obama sell-out of American security in Russia.  As the Times' Gerald Warner points out, Obama has held a "fire sale" of America's nuclear defenses over in Russia:

For America voluntarily to reduce its nuclear superiority is madness. Bien-pensant talk of a nuclear-free world displays total stupidity in a global situation where nuclear weaponry is proliferating, not receding. There is even a nuclear bomb in Pakistan, which is teetering on the brink of failed statehood at the hands of Islamist insurgents. Is this a time for America to disarm . . .?

As Warner points out, it is a frightening likelihood that Obama will next relinquish the missile shield that would protect our European allies from a nuclear Iran.

It will be interesting to see, in such an eventuality, if the Obamania that greeted candidate Obama in Europe last summer will remain, once he has sacrificed their interests, as well as ours.