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Ok, assuming for one second (I know, this is going to be hard) we (America) are not establishing missile defense systems in Poland and the Czech Republic in order to protect them in case Iran decides to bomb Brno or something (though I am sure that's at the top of their to-do list...), why on earth are we even considering such a move?

Are the Poles and Czechs really that vulnerable, even from big scary Russia?  Does anyone actually think we're going to see WWIII not in the Middle East, but in Eastern Europe?  Seriously, I have a problem accepting this.  Even if I imagine for a minute we'd do this to get Polish and Czech signatures and bodies for our new war in Iran, a deal which they'd be mad to agree to, aren't these countries already protected by all kinds of treaties and such?  Why do they need or want our missile defense system?  And doesn't the EU have a say in this type of thing?  

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Thu Feb 15th, 2007 at 05:54:43 PM EST

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