*Missile-defense skeptics yearning for a fresh look at the wisdom of pumping $10 billion annually into missile defense aren't going to get it from Barack Obama when he moves into the Oval Office.
*But even in a Democratic-run Pentagon the push for missile defense is going to continue. If Obama keeps Defense Secretary Robert Gates on, as some advisers are arguing he should, that would come as no surprise
*The other leading contender for the Pentagon post is Richard Danzig, a Clinton Navy secretary, who recently told reporters that the Obama team has "a strong view that national missile defense is a rewarding area and should be invested in."
*In fact, during the campaign, Obama said "I actually believe that we need missile defense because of Iran and North Korea and the potential for them to obtain or to launch nuclear weapons."
Though this Friday, Sarkozy warned the US against deploying the missile shield in Europe.
"Deployment of a missile defense system would bring nothing to security"
"It would complicate things, and would make them move backward."
Missile defense, would certainly make life more difficult for the Europeans, who are the neighbours to Russia
Obama for Change, Obama for Peace
slogans, they don't mean a dam thing do they?