Representative Trent Frank has called for Congressional hearings on Barack Obama’s caught on mic comments to Dmitri Medvedev. Obama said he wanted the Russians to give him space on missile defense so that after the election he could have freedom to act.
From CNS News:
Rep. Trent Frank (R.-Ariz.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, says Congress should hold a hearing to examine the inadvertantly recorded remarks in which President Barack Obama asked outgoing Russian President and soon-to-be Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ask incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin to give Obama some "space" because he will have "more flexibility" after the November presidential election here in the United States.
Franks described Obama’s remarks as “outrageous” and an “outright betrayal of his fundamental duty as president.” Consequently, he said, Congress should seek to determine what Obama’s actual policy is compared to what he is telling the American people and America’s NATO allies.
“This issue certainly rises to the level deserving a congressional hearing,” Franks told CNSNews.com in a written response on Tuesday. “The American people and our allies need clarification of the administration’s policy on missile defense and national security in general. I know the House Strategic Forces Subcommittee is looking into possibly holding a hearing on this. Hopefully, they'll be able to find some time in the schedule for the administration to provide clarity on their missile defense policy.”
Obama has a policy on our Missile Defense. It is call unilateral surrender. He left our European allies out to dry and pulled missile defense from Poland and the Czech Republic.
The Russians have had a goal since the days of Reagan to stop our missile defense . Obama in his zeal to disarm America wants to do just that.
Does anyone believe that if Obama is reelected he will do anything that is in America’s interest?
The Obama Regime has discussed sharing classified data about our missiles with the Russian.
A senior State Department official this week revealed the Obama administration’s plan for working with Russia on missile defenses.
Prior to the president’s controversial remarks in a conversation with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev on missile defense, Ellen Tauscher, State Department special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense, said in a Monday speech to a missile defense conference that she has been working with Russian negotiators to reach “mutually beneficial areas of cooperation.”
She outlined a program of giving Russia access to missile defense tests and furthering talks she said are aimed at getting Moscow “inside the tent.”
Tausher has faced criticism from Congress for her past secret dealings with Russia that raised concerns about negotiated limits on missile defense. A draft agreement drawn up by her State Department office prior to a summit meeting last year of G-8 leaders at Deauville, France was pulled back from signing over White House lawyers’ concerns it would legally bind missile defenses.
“This could be a game-changer for European security and for U.S.-Russian relations,” she said. “And any cooperative agreement will not limit our ability to deploy missile defense systems, and it can and will be done in a way that doesn’t compromise our commitment to NATO missile defense and all four phases of the EPAA.”
Why do we even care about cooperation with the Russians? Reagan did not He simply spent them into bankruptcy. Reagan and the west stood and the Soviets were vanquished.
Unfortunately, the current President is an Anti-American Marxist who would rather see America fall than see America triumphant.
obama has nothing good planned for America and far too many have drank the obama kool-aid.Transparency right? In your face obama told a putin cronie after the election he will sell America the rest of the way out. Hello people..Transparency remember?
THE PROBLEM IS PEOPLE WE DON'T HAVE ANY PATRIOTS IN THE WHITE HOUSE , EVERY STATE HAS SENT THERE OWN TRAITOR TO THE WHITE HOUSE ,NOT ONE OF THESE TRAITORS HAVE BEEN PUT UP FOR RECALL OR IMPEACHMENT WHY?
If Obama told me he had to take a dump, I'd count the toilet paper after he was done!
Nothing he does can be trusted to be in the national interest. What HAS he done so
far that has worked as planned? I can't think of anything! Is THAT his flexibility?
We have to care about the Russians, BTW...they give us our own news better than our own press!
Just who is Ellen Tausher and why does she still have a job?