Sugar And Spice

President Obama has surrendered to Russian demands to cancel our planned missile defense architecture in Poland and the Czech Republic, and has gotten nothing in return but more demands. The Russians are apparently still displeased with our continuing attempts to defend ourselves and Western Europe from Iranian nuclear tipped ballistic missiles. Poland and the Czech Republic have been sold down the river, and the Russian bear is looking hungrily at Ukraine and Georgia. Putin declares the former Soviet client prison states still belong to Russia, and the president of the United States agrees in abject surrender, a weakness that causes smiles of derision and contempt from the likes of Hugo Chavez who has just concluded a deal with Putin for Russian arms and nuclear technology. Khrushchev once gauged another young and inexperienced American president as weak and we got the Cuban missile crisis. Has Putin judged Obama the same? Are we looking at a future Venezuelan missile crisis? 



Ya gotta learn to scrape and bow

Obama’s firm voice soared

We surely can’t create a row

On that we’re in accord

We’re stronger than those other guys

Which means we must agree

That we are neither smart nor wise

Good politics, you see

We bow the head to Saudi kings

We scrape to Putin too

We promise Iran many things

We say that we will do

Whatever North Korea wants

Whatever China craves

We full embrace bin Laden stunts

From Pakistani caves

Our burden is to lead the world

In being firm but nice

We are no longer strength unfurled

We’re sugar now, and spice