Obama in 2001: “I don’t agree with a missile defense system.”

In 2001 Obama told a Chicago public TV host that he did not agree with a missile defense system:

Fast forward to 2008 where Obama pledges to cut investments in ‘unproven’ missile defense systems:

I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems.

And fast forward to yesterday where Obama tells Medvedev that he’ll have more flexibility on solving missile defense systems, according to Jake Tapper:

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

President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

Fast forward to today, and now Obama is trying to walk back his comments (via The Hill):

“I think everybody understands — if they don’t, they haven’t been listening to my speeches — that I want to reduce nuclear stockpiles,” Obama said Tuesday, on the final day of a nuclear security summit in South Korea. “And one of the barriers to doing that is building trust and cooperation around missile defense issues. And so this is not a matter of hiding the ball.”

Obama added, “[T]he only way I get this stuff done is if I’m consulting with the Pentagon, with Congress, if I’ve got bipartisan support, and frankly, the current environment is not conducive to those kinds of thoughtful consultations.

“I think the stories you guys have been writing over the last 24 hours is pretty good evidence of that,” he told reporters about the contentious political environment.

But the explanation Obama offered on Tuesday didn’t satisfy Republicans.

“Conflating America’s missile defense program and Russia’s nuclear weapons stock is an attempt to confuse, not clarify to the American people and our allies,” said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner. “The president still has not explained what ‘flexibility’ on missile defense the Russians could expect in a second term, and we hope when he returns home we’ll get a better explanation.”

Backtrack to yesterday when Charles Krauthammer weighed in on Obama’s comments, noting the most important phrase he used when talking to Medvedev was ‘last election’. Krauthammer says Obama is signaling to the Russians that his agenda in a 2nd term will be pretty hard left:

Comment Policy: Please read our new comment policy before making a comment. In short, please be respectful of others and do not engage in personal attacks. Otherwise we will revoke your comment privileges.
  • MiketheMarine

    Maobama wants us to become the USSR with a muslim twist. I think he wants to lead the caliphate.

    • Joe

      No doubt whatsoever!

      He is one sick POS!

    • sDee

      I believe Obama sees his destiny as the permanent Secretary General of the UN. Ruler of the World. Much of what he is doing to weaken America would make global UN governance impossible for us to stop.

      America, our Military and most importantly, our Constitution, remain their biggest obstacle.

  • Krauthammer nailed it!

    We should all be very afraid of an “unleashed” Obama.

  • Nukeman60

    “[T]he only way I get this stuff done is if I’m consulting with the Pentagon, with Congress, if I’ve got bipartisan support, and frankly, the current environment is not conducive to those kinds of thoughtful consultations‘ – Obama

    “I’ve tried, and succeeded, in finding ways to go around these obstacles (the Congress and the law). So, come November 7th, after my electoral win (thanks to your help with the voter fraud ideas), I can do whatever it takes.

    Just wait, Putin, till after America’s last election. Then I will make sure you get what you and I both want, the final takedown of the US Military. I’m free and clear then to do anything. Anything.”

    Scary, ‘Red Dawn’ scary.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Nailed it.

    • BS61

      Every time this comes up, I tweet the RNC when they show this, I will contribute

    • Amy

      Oh silly Nukeman60.. these things aren’t important! What’s important is making sure we have a candidate that doesn’t use curse words!

      /sarc off
      /rant off

      • Nukeman60

        Or one that is against Satan (we know Obama is aware of Satan, he’s just not against him).

        • keyesforpres

          He’s best friends with him.

  • 12grace

    We MUSt get him out of office. If he doesn’t get us with h. care, he’ll do us in by making it be known to the world that we are weak.

    • sjmom

      “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29: 2

      If we don’t get Obama out of office we are weak. Time to put on the Armor and fight!

      • 12grace

        2 Chronicles 7:14

        • sjmom

          That’s what “The Response” was about. A day of prayer, fasting, prayer and repentance for the nation last Aug 6th in Houston, Tx led by Gov. Rick Perry. Many denominations participated as well as some well known Christian leaders such as James and Shirley Dobson. It was on the internet and also on TV. I watched a good portion of it. It was beautiful to see so many of every generation, doctrine and race come together in unity for the glory of God and to humble themselves before the Throne asking the Lord of Heaven to forgive us and our many sins against Him and each other.

          Lest we forget, our Father is forgiving, we are forgiven and the lesson of Calvary is when we confess our sins He is faithful and just (1John 1). Thank God for His Mercy, Praise Him for His Goodness and Bless His Holy Name for “many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers him out of them all”. Psalm 34:19 KJV.

          KEEP THE FAITH!

        • steprock

          Powerful passage for any who look it up or have it memorized it already.

    • keyesforpres

      He’s totally setting us up to be attacked. I believe he would plan on being out of the country when that happens.

  • sara holy land

    The messiah “global.”
    No religion, no borders, all equal = utopia.

    Apparently he is the most dangerous in the world.

  • I don’t support a missile defense shield for all the money we’ve ever spent on it, it still doesn’t exist.

    To quote David Cross

    “Well… since you really wanna know… quite simply… a missile defense shield is a net, made of magic, held in place by pixies… And it costs a LOT of money, because those pixies aren’t cheap.”

    • Trust1TG

      Israel likes missile defense shields a lot.

      They work.

      No they aren’t cheap. But human lives are beyond purchase.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Iron Dome.

      Patriot Missile Batteries.

      We now have the technology to put in place a viable and more economicly frugal missile defense system thanks to the years of research. With the introduction of kinetic weapons (mass driver canons), etc. we are closer than ever before to removing the threat of ICBM’s and other missiles. Israel has claimed up to 90% effectiveness with their defense net.

      Feel free to not support missile defense. It worked for me in Desert Storm and it works for America today.

      • steprock

        Good fence makes good neighbors.

        The only person threatened by a missile defense system is the one intending to attack us. For those who feel it will empower us to act with impunity…we’ve had that power for a long time, but haven’t used it.

  • WordsFailMe

    He lies.

    • keyesforpres


  • How pompous he was back in 2001 (just like today though). This socialist punk, pontificating on national defense when all he was and is, is a smooth talking race hustler with academic Marxist and Islamic leanings.

  • Joe

    This guy has to go – where he belongs

    maybe HE can rule THAT world – He fits right in THERE

    More LOW CLASS crap – A new hoodie for sale – No class whatsoever >>


    • Trust1TG

      Send him to Pakistan or a Moon Colony.

  • sjmom

    In the second video Pinocchio in Chief said he has worked for “open, ethical and accountable govt” and then gets elected and has the least transparent WH in history. Then he had the chutzpah to say he doesn’t take money from the defense lobby; true but failed to mention the windfall he gets from unions.

    The only thing Obama failed to say in these videos is he intends to weaken the US as much as possible before he leaves DC. Obama unleashed is most definitely hell on earth.

    • WordsFailMe

      This man is such a joke. I know it’s not funny. It’s absurd. It’s beyond absurd. It’s like a high school skit. These people are moronic. Anytime you find yourself on the same side of an issue as AL Sharpton, you’ve gotta have a clue. I think most decent people in this country are still silent because they’re still stupefied over the things old “BS for Brains” does and says.

      I don’t think he’ll be voted out. I think dipstick will be laughed out of office.

      Bozo’s recent “hot mic” incident. It’s like the second time, Bozo: “Hey Metal head, o’ whatever yo name is, yo man, hey, check this out. Just gimme a lil’ space, my commie brother and I’ll take care yall after November.”

      Are communists stupid enough to put any credibility in President Joker or do they realize how stupid Bozo is, always on his knees for another dictator or potentate like a Chicago dandy. Does VLAD PUTIN look like he got to be president and then secret president and then president again by making deals with a limp-noodle liberal? Hey Bozo, you snooze at a Russian tea party, they eat you!

      The Russians have got to be laughing the asses off today. Do they have Saturday Night live in Moscow?

      “Boris, wait, put in on Channel 100, the stupid American jerk-ov pimp President is hosting but he can really sing.”

      Putin says to Metal head: Okay maybe you’ve heard this one so just stop me. An American President walks into a Moscow bar and the bar tender says: ‘Why the long face, Comrade Bozo?”

      • sjmom

        I pray people see Obama’s agenda is to weaken us which would put us at the mercy of those around the world who would like nothing better than to make America a wasteland. This is especially unfortunate when Iran is pumping their chest about nuclear weapons. Stupid, evil, or both; you make the call.

        • WordsFailMe


          Thx SJ

  • Sober_Thinking

    What zero should have said was this:

    “I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven green energy initiatives. I will not destroy this great nation with frivolous forays into green energy. I will slow our development of green energy until it becomes a proven science and a viable alternative to fossile fuels.”

    But I digress.

    • Trust1TG

      Actually, that sounds like Newt Gingrich. It’s way too sane for Obama.

    • Nukeman60

      And his next line should be, “April Fool!” Ha 🙂

    • Joe

      You forgot the Wednesday night White House parties !

  • Sober_Thinking

    What’s next? A “Missile Defense” Czar?

  • Trust1TG

    The ‘Say Anything’ President.

    The Lady GaGa President.

    The Infanticide President.

    The Marxist Islamofascist President.

    The Spend-addict President.

    The Economic Downgrade President.

    The Food Stamp President.

    OBAMA’S FIRSTS I – http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2011/06/president-barack-obamas-complete-list.html
    OBAMA’S FIRSTS II – http://politicalarena.org/obamas-record-of-firsts/
    Obama’s other firsts – http://www.therightscoop.com/abc-news-obamas-inconvenient-truth/#comment-460721862

  • Sober_Thinking

    To sjmom: Spot on!

  • sDee

    Anyone remember the “unproven” Starwars system to stop inter continental ballistic missiles in space? Ronald Reagan built it. He reused to back down or compromise. The left and the press did everything in its power to stop it and make Reagan look insanely irresponsible. They arranged ofr for every manner of “expert” and “research” to testify that it was technically impossible.

    It up’ed the ante in the cold war to a level never seen before. The Soviets could not compete. Much of the technology has made it into a range of ground, air and space defense systems today.

    The Soviets knew Reagan and the Americans would succeed. The Left of America surrendered on day one.

    Reagan won the cold war despite everything the Left did to concede.

    • sDee

      (btw – the Progressive manta back then was that we could be spending that money on “education”)

      “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” K. Marx

  • It has been obvious since Obama’s inauguration that his entire administration belongs in prison. What will it take to put them there?

    • sDee

      A lawful Congress.

  • steprock

    A world without nuclear missiles? That genie’s outta the bottle, Sir.

    Obama: “Let’s lay down our weapons.”

    Iran: “Oh yes, we agree entirely. -pssst – Boys, hurry up with the missiles! The US thinks we’re disarming! [laughter in background]”

  • 911Infidel

    All you need to know about the Keynisian miscreant is that he is only loyal to the America that he plans on building on the ashes of the one he is destroying.

  • NJK

    John Boehner shows what a traitor he is again.
    American Statesman John Boehner: “While the president’s overseas, I think it’s appropriate that . . . people not be critical of him”


  • Gobbledygoop.

  • I am convinced if Obama wore a “I Love Hitler” t-shirt. His supporters would still vote for him and the Media would talk about how Hitler was not all that bad.

    • kong1967

      Lol, they would have to walk back their previous lie of saying that Hitler was a conservative pretending to be a socialist. They’d say “No no…he was a socialist, but Bush was his advisor”.

  • Pyrran

    It’s real simple.

    Obama is a liar and will continue to be a liar until he is dragged out of OUR house, kicking and screaming. It can’t happen soon enough.

    • kong1967

      Clinton screwed in the Oval Office and Obama is screwing the duty of being in the Oval Office.

  • daisybud

    And our marxist-communist media outlet will let Obama’s statement to Medev go unchallenged as their boss(Barack Obama) tries to make a joke of something that could place our entire country in peril. We all know who Barack Obama is and all three branches of government know who he is but they can’t say anything because they are all complicit in covering and hiding the true identity of this person. They are all looking the other way and expect all of us to do the same. God help this country if we have enough fool vote him back into power.

  • detectivedick

    The STUPID GOP gave Liar Obama the START Treaty after the 2010 landslide victory. Look RINO’s have some backbone and stop the backdowns. Obama’s restart button is for reverse only!

  • kong1967

    Impeach the traitor. He is one treasonous S.O.B., and if he gets another term we are in a lot of trouble. He will set this country’s stabiltiy (and our allies) back 100 years.

  • warpmine

    Proven missile defense=wasteful spending.
    Unproven solar company=well worth it spending.

    It took me long enough to figure this a$$clown out but I think I can wrap my mind around that.

  • CalCoolidge

    He also wrote a college thesis on the same topic. I’ll betit’s loaded with ani-American unilateral disarmament rhetoric – which is why it’s under lock and key.