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Originally posted by xmotex
He "caved" to the fact that we were going to be spending a lot of money on something almost entirely useless in a lame bid to reignite the Cold War, and to piss off our European allies - the politicians in Poland and the Czech Republic like the plan because we were offering them a lot of money and defense aid, but the populations there opposed them by wide majorities because they made them targets for Russian nukes if WW3 breaks out.
Canceling this project is actually one of the reasons I voted for him, and I am glad it is one little bit of "change" we are actually seeing from this administration.
People talk a lot here about the PTB as if it were a united front, however it's fairly easy to see that there are different factions with different agendas. I'll stick with the faction that doesn't want to bring the Cold War back to spur massive defense spending, thanks.
PS: somehow I don't think a Fox News poll is going to get us anything like a "representative sample", any more than an MSNBC poll would.
[edit on 9/17/09 by xmotex]