While I agree that Eastern European countries are important allies, what Bush was doing was thumbing Russia by courting these countries so heavily. U.S. relations with these nations should include security (reasonable), not the shoot in the dark missile shield, trade, and aid as needed and deserved. To continuously hold a Cold War mindset and play chess with Russia, using Eastern European nations as pawns accomplishes nothing but to dump money into a region and cause needless tension with Russia, who would be a willing ally themselves. So a smarter approach that includes Russian imput and treats the Ruskies as a member rather than an evil enemy is much preferred than the approach of the past.
We need to equip today's and tomorrow's young people with the skills and education to prosper in future, not leave them unable to escape from the circumstances of their birthYoung people looking for a job would not go more than three months without a right of access to a place in work, training, or education, under plans unveiled by Liberal Democrat LeaderIt is about ensuring that all of us are able to buy the goods and obtain the services we needprovide 20 hours per week free childcareallow everyone to request flexible working patterns and to inject some realism into the media’s portrayal of women, instead of the suggestion that nothing less than perfection will do.etc.our policies for nineteen months shared parental leave and twenty hours of free quality childcare for all children from eighteen months
Lib Dems? The insignificant and ignored third party? o.O
I'm not so quick to criticize the strategic decisions of the administration. Their knowledge and information sources are so far greater than mine. I did think that such a contentious thing as placing missles so close to Russia even if defensive was a bit provocative when they could easily be placed elsewhere. At the time though there had been some provocation from the Russians going on.