President Obama offered to consider scrapping plans for a missile defense shield in Europe if Russia helps rein in Iran's nuclear program, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported.Sure, let's woo Russia with love letters and negotiations. Their help sure would be great, if they weren't procuring their own defense plans. Sit at the table, have a milkshake. Why not?
The article said Obama wrote to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell him Russia's aid in resolving the threat from Iran would make the missile shield plans unnecessary, according to an account from Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
A senior administration official told FOX News that Obama sent a letter to Medvedev but "we won't comment on the specifics."
Monday, March 2, 2009
A pointed letter
A letter, that'll show him.