Obama and Medvedev: The Open Mic Incident

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Foxfyre, Mar 31, 2012.

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I think the open mic incident is

  1. much ado about nothing.

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  2. a dangerous and sinister side of our President.

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  3. probably somewhere in between.

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  4. Other and I'll explain in my post.

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  1. Foxfyre
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfUmqbtItTE]President Obama and Russian President - Caught on Open Mic !! - YouTube[/ame]

    Reporters at the Nuclear Security Summit overheard Obama asking Medvedev Monday to tell incoming President Vladimir Putin “on all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.”

    “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility,” he added.

    So what do you think? Big deal? Not important? Business as usual? It will almost certainly surface in the coming months of the Presidential campaign.

     
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    Me personally? I think this is a non issue, because Obama has only 6 more months as president under his current term, and negotiating any kind of missile treaty would take a bit longer than that.

    I think his flexibility term means that he can't bring this discussion up right now because he doesn't have the luxury of the time it would take to accomplish.
     
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    Many of the President's steps in his agenda disappointed me, or angered me....but this one produced a visceral, emotional response.

    Were his suggestion not serious, or important, or damaging to America...he could have announced his secret plans out loud.

    His 'flexibility' can only be severely harmful to America.
     
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    As I don't know what is in the mind and heart of the President in this regard, you very well may be right ABS.

    But it sure sounds bad and implies that he will tell us one thing while assuring the Russian President that, after the election, he won't be bound to anything he says now. It definitely doesn't make him appear trustworthy at least to my ears.

    It also implies that he fully expects to be re-elected which would give him a lot more time to negotiate pretty much what he wants with anybody.
     
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    P.C., that was my immediate reaction too. What arrogance. What utter contempt for the American people and our allies. But then, I don't know how much of my initial reaction was colored by my other suspicions re this President.
     
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    Non issue.
     
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    It did appear as though he 'knows' he'll be re-elected.... which, given our system, is not something he can 'know'.

    At best, he was being his usual arrogant ass self.... at worst... hmmmm.
     
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    ...to non-thinkers.
     
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    You know CG, given the insanity of how things have been going for some time now, I am not even sure he doesn't "know" any more. I hope more than anybody could ever hope that I am not being overly paranoid about that. But I remember reading somewhere that those who vote aren't the ones who hold the power. Those who count the votes hold the power,.
     
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    Hopefully the Missile Defense program gets deep sixed as the money pit it is..

    It's amazing all the shit Republicans find to waste tax payer funding on.
     

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