Rep. Darrell Issa (CA) wrote a piece for the Washington Examiner today. Please see the following excerpt:
In an increasingly familiar display of Carter-era defeatism, President Obama has acquiesced to Russian demands and dismantled long-standing U.S. plans to counter the threat of Iranian missile attacks.
The cancellation of military deployments in Eastern Europe that were designed to protect both the U.S. and our allies from Iranian aggression has, in fact, weakened our global position. In response, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has called Obama's decision "brave," which gives many Americans little consolation for the loss of a strategic defense initiative.
Under the president's plan, missile interceptors similar to those located in Alaska and California will not be deployed in Eastern Europe as originally intended. Instead, the president wants ship-borne anti-missile systems sent to the Black Sea or Baltic Sea, with the potential development of ostensible land-based counterparts in Turkey or Romania.
What the president hopes is lost on the American people is a pattern -- long embraced by dovish politicians -- of refusing to openly oppose the development of weapons and advocating instead for hypothetical long-range alternatives.