President Obama appears poised to abandon plans for a missile defense system based in Poland and the Czech Republic that had been embraced by the administration of former president George W. Bush and cheered in Eastern Europe, buthad deeply angered Russian leaders.
Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer told reporters Thursday that Obama had called him overnight to personally inform him of his decision, according to wire service and other news reports.
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This seems to be the price for Russian cooperation with us in dealing with Iran. Once again the world sees that under Obama the United States is an inconstant and unreliable ally. As with so much that this administration does, we will be paying the price for this treachery for a long, long time.