Editorial, The Washington Post | November 6, 2008
President Medvedev’s speech harshly attacked the United States and threatened to deploy new missile systems. ++ This threat is a bluff to trick the US or NATO allies into abandoning a plan for a simple missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic. ++ Russians know the system is aimed at Iran and couldn’t stop Russian ICBMs. ++ Obama is too smart to fall for such obvious attempts of power assertion. ++ The missile deployment should, indeed, be reconsidered, but Moscow’s threats should have nothing to do with it.