Obama Criticized for Scrapping Defense Shield

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With the details of Iran's nuclear program so unclear, many are criticizing President Obama's decision to scrap the Bush Administration's plan for a missile defense shield in Europe.
    
Criticism came from as far away as the Czech Republic and Poland Friday, calling the Obama plan a "betrayal."
    
Instead of putting land-based missile defense assets in eastern Europe, the president wants to use smaller, more mobile units.
    
Even his close ally, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., expressed concern about what she called an "abrupt decision."

"This ill-advised decision does little more than empower Russia and Iran at the expense of our European allies," said House Republican Leader John Boehner.

Sen.John McCain, R- Ariz., asked "How many times have the--quote--intelligence--estimates been wrong?"

On Friday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised President Obama's move calling it "right and brave."

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