John Barry is still peddling the Bush Administration talking point that the missile shield in Europe was intended to protect Central Europe from Iran.
President Obama’s decision to scrap the missile interceptor planned for Central Europe doesn’t mean Europeans will be unprotected from Iran. They’ll just be protected from a system that actually exists—and works.
Barry does not explain (because there is no explanation) why Iran would wantonly and randomly attack Poland or The Czech Republic. Moreover, the article does not examine U.S/Russia/NATO politics, which lies closer to the heart of the missile shield debate. Newsweek is truly doing a disservice to its readers by publishing such uninspired spin.
Irancove @ September 18, 2009