Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Vice President Heads East?

Some thoughts on the vice president heading to central/eastern Europe, on another of his reassurance missions. What will be interesting to observe is what he's been authorized to offer ...

A greater conventional U.S. military presence in the region, including stationing forces and a Patriot missile battery in Poland, has been banded about. Will the administration decide that this is what it needs to proffer in order to reassure not only people in the region but its critics here that no new "Yalta" is in the offing?

He will fail, because there is no possible reassurance that will satisfy Poles and Balts. They want Russian submission, pure and simple, and simply aren't going to get it, no matter how many times Joe visits.

I heard that the Latvian commission that was totalling up the reparations demand to Russia fell apart because the GoL could no longer pay 'em.

Pretty funny.
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