Think about this comment for a minute, and remember that this is a quote from the United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a press conference earlier today:
"The idea that somehow 10 interceptors and a few radars in eastern Europe are going to threaten the Soviet strategic deterrent is purely ludicrous and everybody knows it," she told a news conference.
She can't be serious.
If those 10 interceptors belonged to North Korea, and were pointed at U.S. soil, our Secretary of State would not recognize that as a threat?
If those 10 interceptors belonged to Iran, and were pointed at Israel, our Secretary of State would not recognize that as a threat?
How much damage could 10 interceptors do? The suggestion that because it's a low number it's not a threat is, in and of itself, ludicrous. The fact that this is apparently the belief of our Secretary of State is downright scary! Does she really believe that statement, and if so - what does that say about our national security under this administration?
Rice's response to Putin is either (1) disingenuous, or (2) just plain knee-jerk stoopid -- or, as I suggested in an post earlier today, intentionally designed to anger Russia and push America back towards the cold war days of old.
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