Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Too Funny: White House Release Misspells Obama's Name

We've really got the best and brightest running the show.

In a release touting an agreement between Obama and President Dmitry Medvedev over how to craft a follow-up to the START arms reduction treaty, the White House claimed the document had been signed by one "Barak Obama."
The worst part is this was a hastily arranged release because it appears the Kremlin was more transparent in their release of the Joint Understanding reached the other day.

Not only are these people incompetent, they're dangerously incompetent.
Guess who’s hiding the (strategic) ball? If you guessed the administration that pledged it would be the most transparent in American history, you win!

On Monday, President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a “Joint Understanding” on the parameters for a follow-on to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which expires this December. The White House press release on the joint understanding highlighted the mutual agreement to cut strategic warheads from current levels to a range of 1500-1675 and strategic delivery vehicles to somewhere between 500-1100. What the White House did not release was the actual text of the “Joint Understanding.”

But thank God the Kremlin does not seem to be as reluctant to publish the actual text. And with good reason. Points 5 and 6 of the “Joint Understanding” commit the U.S. to negotiate provisions “on the interrelationship of strategic offensive and strategic defensive arms” and “on the impact on strategic stability of intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine-launched ballistic missiles in a non-nuclear configuration.” Through this back door, Moscow has once again tied Washington into linking missile defenses with strategic arms control and, equally problematic, gotten the Obama administration to negotiate about one of the most promising conventional capabilities the US military will be able to field in the future: highly-accurate, non-nuclear, long-range strike weapons.
Read on, it gets worse.

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