In a private conversation with Russian President Medvedev that was accidentally caught on mic, Obama said he’d have “more flexibility” on missile defense after the election, i.e. he’ll be able to give the Russkies what they want. He just needs “space” now. I have no doubt he’ll have more “flexibility” on lots of issues if he gets elected again – then he doesn’t have to worry about appeasing anybody. Heaven help us all.
Here’s the transcript of the conversation:
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.
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