Are you old enough remember the Neutron Bomb? It was a battlefield artillery shell that employed low-grade radioactivity to offset the numerical advantage of Soviet Bloc troops to NATO forces in Central Europe. American technology designed to give the good guys an advantage in The Cold War. The Neutron "Bomb" was never deployed because a successful marketing campaign by Soviet Disinformatzia dubbed it as "the ultimate Capitalist weapon: it kills people, but leaves buildings standing." The craven Jimmy Carter withdrew plans to deploy the neutron artillery shell, succumbing to the PR pressure, initiated by America's mortal enemies without (i.e. USSR), and amplified by America's mortal enemies within (i.e. CBS, NBC, ABC, NY Times, AP). Champagn glasses could be heard clinking inside the Kremlin.
Fast-forward three decades. The U.S. is set to deploy ballistic missile defenses in Poland and Czechoslovakia. American Technology that would offset the Russian nuclear threat to former subject nations, and the Iranian nuclear threat to all of Europe. President Obama cancels the program.
What is the difference between Obama and Carter? Obama required no enemy propaganda campaign manufacturing the pressure to break his will. At least Jimmy Carter agonized before wimping out; Obama's unilateral disarmament was pro-active.
Well, it may not be quite true to say that Obama was not subjected to a propaganda campaign by America's enemies before throwing away a technological advantage vital to U.S. interests. It's just that the enemy propaganda campaign didn't occur during Obama's presidency; instead Barack Obama has been subjected to a lifetime of anti-American propaganda: from his Indonesian schooling, to his Ivy League lobotomization, to Saul Alinsky's writings, to William Ayers sponsorship, to ACORN hyjinx, to Jeremiah Wright's rantings and Van Jones' ravings.
For cutting the USA down to size by cancelling U.S. Missile Defense in Europe, Obama earns a Gold Star from his anti-American mentors. For all you Moderates who voted for Obama, how's that Hope-and-Change working out for you?