DRUDGE REPORT: RUSSIA BRUSHES OFF OBAMA: NO 'HAGGLING' 2009®RUSSIA BRUSHES OFF OBAMA: NO 'HAGGLING'
Tue Mar 03 2009 09:15:17 ET
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev on Tuesday showed willingness to discuss the US-planned missile defense system opposed by Moscow, but without 'haggling' linking it to Iran.
Medvedev was commenting during a visit to Spain on an alleged offer by US President Barack Obama to halt the defense system if Iran could be convinced to give up nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in Madrid, Medvedev welcomed the 'positive signals' coming from the Obama administration with which he hoped to reach 'agreements.'
'Haggling,' however, was not 'productive,' Medvedev said.
There is Obama-land, where everyone is reasonable and all you have to do is give the right incentive and everyone is happy.
Then there is the real world, where other leaders see Obama as weak, and dismiss him as such. Obama's weakness is on display for the world, and we're gonna pay for it.