Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Senator Chuck Scum-er: Give Eastern Europe Back To Russia

Op-ed dispatch in the Wall Street Journal yesterday from Senator Schumer: the Dumb-O'Crat of New York proposes that America deal with the Iranian nuclear crisis by turning Eastern Europe back over to Russia. If that sounds like an exaggeration, we commend a reading of the article in full at

Sure enough, the senator claims that Prime Minister Putin "is an old-fashioned nationalist who seeks to regain the power and greatness Russia had before the fall of the Soviet Union." What greatness was that exactly, senator? The part where the political prisoners were sent to the Gulag? Or where the East Germans trying to escape over the Berlin Wall to freedom were shot and killed? Or where the Jews weren't allowed either to worship or leave?

Mr. Schumer proposes to please Mr. Putin by abandoning NATO's plans to provide Poland, the Czech Republic, and Romania with a missile defense. That defense, quoth Mr. Schumer, "mocks Mr. Putin's dream of eventually restoring Russian hegemony over Eastern Europe." What is Mr. Schumer saying here — that he sides with Mr. Putin's plan to gain hegemony over Eastern Europe? What message would it send to our NATO allies in Warsaw, Prague, and Bucharest to bow to Mr. Putin's dream of putting Europe back under the Russian boot?

As a former Eastern European with a family decimated in the communist prisons established under the careful supervision of the Russian occupiers, I have a message for you, comrade Schumer:


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