1. President Reagan defeated the 'Evil Empire' without firing a shot. He didn't beg for time, and offer 'flexibility,' a wussie-word for 'surrender.' But the Russians know how weak and incompetent he is, so they had nothing to fear from the Osama-killer.... ...here is the Russian spit-in-Obama's-eye: 2. "Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites 3. Russia’s most senior military officer said Thursday that Moscow would pre-emptively strike and destroy U.S.-led NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if talks with Washington about the developing system continue to stall. 4. “A decision to use destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens,” Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said... 5. The threat comes as talks about the missile defense system, which the U.S. and its allies insist is aimed at Iranian missiles, appear to have stalled. 6. Ellen Tauscher, the U.S. special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense, insisted the talks about NATO plans for a missile defense system using ground-based interceptor missiles stationed in Poland, Romania and Turkey were not stalemated. 7. ...the upcoming elections in the U.S. make it “pretty clear that this is a year in which we’re probably not going to achieve any sort of a breakthrough.” 8. She reiterated that the U.S.-built system, still in development, is being designed to shoot down Iranian intermediate-range missiles aimed at Europe, not Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). 9. Neither the State Department nor the Pentagon had any immediate comment on the Russian threat Thursday." Russia threatens to strike NATO missile defense sites - Washington Times Way to dissipate the 'peace dividend' that President Reagan provided..... BTW....Ellen Tauscher: Former seven-term congresswoman who chaired the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee Opposes funding for missile-defense system Advocates America's unilateral nuclear disarmament Was the first Democrat of national repute to call President George W. Bush a liar during the Iraq War Ellen Tauscher - Discover the Networks Can't wait for November.