Mitt’s Op-Ed at Bowing to the Kremlin


Bowing to the Kremlin

Bowing to the Kremlin

Why Obama’s “hot mic” diplomacy is endangering America.


Sometimes it’s the unguarded moments that are the most revealing of all. President Obama just had such a moment at the summit in South Korea. “This is my last election,” Obama told Russia’s president, Dmitry Medvedev, in an exchange that was inadvertently picked up by microphones. “After my election I have more flexibility.”

But flexibility to do what? The president mentioned missile defense to Medvedev as one area where the Kremlin should expect more flexibility. This is alarming.

It is not an accident that Mr. Medvedev is now busy attacking me. The Russians clearly prefer to do business with the current incumbent of the White House.

And it is not hard to understand why. The record shows that President Obama has already been pliant on missile defense and other areas of nuclear security. Without extracting meaningful concessions from Russia, he abandoned our missile defense sites in Poland. He granted Russia new limits on our nuclear arsenal. He capitulated to Russia’s demand that a United Nations resolution on the Iranian nuclear-weapons program exclude crippling sanctions.

Moscow has rewarded these gifts with nothing but obstructionism at the United Nations on a whole raft of issues. It has continued to arm the regime of Syria’s vicious dictator and blocked multilateral efforts to stop the ongoing carnage there. Across the board, it has been a thorn in our side on questions vital to America’s national security. For three years, the sum total of President Obama’s policy toward Russia has been: “We give, Russia gets.”

For complete coverage on the “live mic” story check out Jayde’s post from earlier today.

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3 Responses to Mitt’s Op-Ed at Bowing to the Kremlin

  1. RobinforMitt says:

    I’m not very happy with Karl Rove. I just read his article in FP (Foreign Policy) where he talks about what the republican nominee should be saying against Obama. It is exactly what Romney has been saying all along but Rove gives no hint of that and just claims these facts for his own. I am upset that he would tell the billionaire that Santorum was a viable candidate and so the guy gave a million or more to Santorum’s race. How dumb was that Karl Rove. Supposedly you are the best political strategist around, but you have struck out twice. You should be saying that these are the facts that Mitt Romney is using against Obama and he is absolutely right and the only contender worth putting any money behind!

  2. Vic Lundquist says:

    Robin: I don’t disagree with you. However, I strongly believe Rove is totally pro-Romney. There have been so many “tells” to spot in every interview with Rove. It is obvious to me. You might say, “So what?”

    Rove is a pundit — or I should say he is getting paid as a pundit by FOX. He has to remain unbiased or objective. That means he cannot outwardly support or go against any candidate. One way that a person does that is they say positive things about a competitor of the person they actually support. That is done all the time.

    Mark my words. You will see Rove start to speak more forcefully for Romney very soon.

    As to Simmons…Spending $1 million to him is like you and I spending 10 cents for five minutes in a parking meter.

  3. AfricansforRomney says:

    Karl Rove is under closet supporter for Gov Romney. Given his role at Fox, he’s trying soooo.. hard to stay neutral, though. Well, i love the W Bush’s staff members :=)))

    Romney/Candi Rice ticket!!!! (i’ve not given up yet)