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President Barack Obama vows not to shelve the controversial US missile plans until an "Iranian missile threat" is eliminated.
Obama took a hard line against Iran's missile program on Sunday, ruling out recent media reports that Washington may reconsider a Bush-era bid to deploy a controversial missile shield in Eastern Europe.
"As long as the threat from Iran persists, we will go forward with the missile system," Obama said in a speech in Prague.
Earlier in the month, Democratic congresswoman Ellen Tauscher said talks of an "Iranian missile threat" had been grossly exaggerated in recent years.
"The argument that the US would be naked against an Iranian threat unless we deploy the GMD system in Europe is simply not right," said Tauscher -- a candidate for a top nonproliferation post in the Obama administration.
Iran working to advance space program
...Iran has advanced a great deal in the field of missile and rocket technology. The Omid satellite orbited by the Safir booster will soon be followed by the Kaveshgyar (Explorer) rockets. The Western intelligence community has warned that Iran's successes in peaceful space exploration point to its expanded possibilities in the field of ballistic missiles...
Christ...just look at a map for all of five seconds obama...
What happened to direct talks with Iran with no conditions? Eh? Oh, yeah. Just another broken campaign promise.
Under the Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Appropriations Bill, the United States Government is banned from sending aid to any nation with nuclear weapons who has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
Meet the new boss, same as the old...
Republicrat = Different sides of the same coin.
What hasn't Obama inherited from his predecessor?