Sarkozy, In Our Language

Looks like the Polish press, as translated by Google, had it right. The NYT:

Mr. Sarkozy made clear that he wants the United States to think again about the missile defense systems that it plans to build in Poland and the Czech Republic. Mr. Medvedev last week threatened to respond by stationing missiles in Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave bordering Poland and Lithuania, both of which are members of NATO and the European Union.

“Between now and then,” said Mr. Sarkozy, referring to the summer summit meeting, “please no more talk of antimissile protection systems.”

Sarko and Medvedev are both putting their stock in a European security conference. I don’t really expect Obama to play. Too high stakes, too early. He’ll be wanting to spend his political capital here. But he’ll definitely do some things quietly to ratchet down the rhetoric.

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