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Opinion: On Obama, missile defense and Russia

William S. Lind, director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism at the Free Congress Foundation, encourages President-elect Barack Obama to work with Russia when it comes to missile defense. Lind suggests recent administrations’ alienation of Russia has been counter-productive: “Until November, I would have said the Bush administration and its policies had damaged the prospects for an American-Russian entente beyond repair. But to the West’s potential good fortune, current Russian President Medvedev has now signaled otherwise.” Read the rest of the editorial at UPI.

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  1. Submitted by Jim Koepke on 01/03/2009 - 03:32 pm.

    Here’s the deal, Russia is not now, nor have they ever been, our friends. To bend or change our policy to pursue what is in our best interests as the leader of the free world would be a tragedy. Clinton tried to be the Russian’s friend and eased off the “oil for food” program to Iraq. The result was a huge amount of money siphoned off by the Russians and a lot of starving Iraqi’s. Likewise, it would be sheer folly to try to cozy up to the Iranians and I hope that after all the briefings he has received that Obama has figured this out.

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