By now the GOP national security establishment is sufficiently apoplectic over President Obama’s off-the-cuff statement at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul to outgoing Russian President Dimitry Medvedev that he’d have more “flexibility” on missile defense after November’s election. There have been the usual accusations of Obama’s appeasement of Moscow and his selling out of American national security. Fortunately Jacob Heilbrunn at the National Interest responds to the wailing with a cold dose of reality:
The good news would be if Obama really was prevaricating—if he was secretly prepared to jettison an expensive and worthless missile-defense program that is . . .
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