Friday, April 27, 2007

Well, wasn't our Condi supposed to be one of the world's A-1 Sovietologists? OK, probably not, but can you blame her for trying to hold onto the gig?


In case you missed this news, Al Kamen's got it in his Washington Post "In the Loop" column today:

Remember the Soviets?

The Russians are most unhappy with the proposed U.S. missile shield in Europe to protect the United States from Iranian missiles. The Russians somehow think this poses a threat to their nuclear deterrent. Of course, since the Iranians don't have nukes yet, it's probably predictable the Russians would wonder. Remember: We never wait for a mushroom cloud.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in Oslo yesterday for a NATO meeting, told reporters that "the idea that somehow 10 interceptors and a few radars in eastern Europe are going to threaten the Soviet strategic deterrent is purely ludicrous."

She said the administration wants to talk to Moscow based on a "realistic" view, rather than "one that is grounded somehow in the 1980s."

The "Soviet strategic deterrent"? Who's grounded in the 1980s?

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At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday I heard a report that Russia just pull out of a security agreement with Europe. I guess Condi probably saw that one coming too and didn't do anything about it either.

At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

History shows that the Soviet Union was disbanded. Not that history means anything to the repugnicans.

Even Americans are freaking out about the imperialism of Bush. Now he's trying to occupy countries right next to Russia.

Then, as if the world doesn't have enough nuclear proliferation, the head Bush diplomat tells them not to worry about those missles. And i guess we will be cool with the ones they put in Cuba?


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