President Obama’s decision to unilaterally remove the American missile shield from the soil of our Eastern European allies can only be seen as penny-wise and pound-foolish. He might have a few more billion dollars now to throw at cars-for-clunkers, bank bailouts, the takeover of the U.S. healthcare system, and other pet projects, but a president’s first priority has to be national defense. Especially with Iran and North Korea hell-bent on acquiring nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.
With spiraling debt and a lessening of our commitmment to our own security, I fear we are seeing the end of the U.S. as a superpower, right before our very eyes–and the beginning of a far more dangerous world. Just who does Obama think will fill the power vacuum he has created? Perhaps we should call him President Hoover.