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txradioguy
03-26-2012, 08:50 AM
President Obama assured Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday that he'd have "more flexibility" after the November election, during a conversation that appeared to focus on the touchy issue of missile defense.

Obama, during a sit-down with Medvedev in Seoul, urged Moscow to give him "space" until after November. The conversation was relayed by a TV pool producer who listened to the recording from a Russian journalist.

"This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility," Obama told Medvedev.

Obama appeared to be asking Medvedev to relay this point to Vladimir Putin, who recently won election to return to the Russian presidency.

"On all these issues, but particularly missile defense ... this can be solved but it's important for him to give me space," Obama said.

Medvedev told the president he understood the "message about space. Space for you ..."

After Obama noted he'd have more flexibility in the future, Medvedev told him: "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir."

U.S.-backed plans for a missile defense shield in Europe have been a sensitive subject in Russia, and one that Putin exploited during his presidential campaign.

The White House, though, downplayed the conversation between Obama and Medvedev.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/26/obama-tells-medvedev-hell-have-more-flexibility-after-election-during-missile/

Starbuck
03-26-2012, 10:13 AM
If there was ever an American filled with noblesse oblige, it is Obama.

He is right, of course; after November he will have a great deal more flexibility. Then, he can do anything he likes; after all, he'll have the time.:biggrin-new:

Elspeth
03-26-2012, 02:16 PM
If there was ever an American filled with noblesse oblige, it is Obama.

He is right, of course; after November he will have a great deal more flexibility. Then, he can do anything he likes; after all, he'll have the time.:biggrin-new:

Your lips to God's ears.

Right now, Obama sounds like a man who thinks it's in the bag.

DumbAss Tanker
03-26-2012, 06:29 PM
If there was ever an American filled with noblesse oblige, it is Obama.

He is right, of course; after November he will have a great deal more flexibility. Then, he can do anything he likes; after all, he'll have the time.:biggrin-new:

I, too, am hoping he has boundless flexibility...but that he won't be in his current position to damage us further in the use of it.

Hawkgirl
03-26-2012, 07:18 PM
Right now, Obama sounds like a man who thinks it's in the bag.

Which can only mean one of two things, he's more arrogant that we ever imagined, or he has fixed the election in his favor.
Neither bodes well for us.