Something I missed yesterday — an official statement released by Congressman Mike Pence with regard to Barack Obama’s decision to pull the plug on the missile defense system promised to Poland and the Czech Republic by his predecessor:
Only a year since Russia invaded Georgia, and 70 years to the day since the Soviet Union invaded Poland, the Obama administration is continuing its policy of appeasing adversaries at the expense of our allies.
History teaches us that weakness and appeasement invite aggression against peaceful nations. In advance of direct talks with an Iran that has publicly ruled out discussions over its nuclear program, the administration now seems to be appeasing Russia, a country with deep ties to that dangerous regime.
The first nine months of the Obama administration have emboldened rogue dictators across the globe, and now an increasingly antagonistic Russia has been rewarded for bullying and threatening its neighbors. Not since the Carter administration has America looked so weak on the international stage.
I weighed in on it yesterday morning, but Pence did it better, and in far less words. Each day, I’m liking him more and more.