Monday, March 26, 2012
Obama To Russians On Hot Mic: "After My Election, I have More Flexibility"
President Obama got caught on a hot mic at the end of a 90 minute meeting in Seoul South Korea with out going Russian President Dmitri Medvedev telling him he needs more space on issues like nukes and missile defense...and that after he's re-elected, he'll have more 'flexibility' to do whatever the Russians want. Here's the transcript, courtesy of ABC's Jake Tapper:
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
As Tapper relates, the White House is desperately trying to spin this:
When asked to explain what President Obama meant, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes told ABC News that there is room for the U.S. and Russia to reach an accommodation, but “there is a lot of rhetoric around this issue — there always is — in both countries.
But does anyone who's actually taken a good look at the ridiculous START Treaty and this choice little item really believe it's 'just rhetoric'?
If you do, I have a wonderful money making opportunity for you via some friends of mine in Nigeria. Of course, your trust is required....just like it is to believe that this president isn't going to severely impact our ability to defend ourselves.
If the American people re-elect this naive, vengeful charlatan, they will get exactly what they deserve.