We are told by WaPo that Reagan’s Star Wars by any other name is becoming a reality in Europe in an article that manages to forego mentioning Obama all together.

So, it’s the blogs on the right that do it instead

Missile Defense Basher Obama Heralds NATO Missile Defense Plans

and it’s a good thing that they put the two statements side by side. Here’s some of the “Then”

“I’m the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it. Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems.

Barack Obama
22 October 22, 2007

So far, nothing to sneeze about – standard operating procedure for Obama. It’s really this write up that has it

Obama’s Foreign Policy Triumph: Missile Defense!

Maybe the Obama plan is different from President Reagan’s in that it will protect Europe but not the United States; or maybe because NATO will control the system; or maybe because Russia is now involved in the plan. But it is disorienting to those of us who remember the Cold War, and the Democrats’ frequently discreditable role in its later stages, to see a Democratic President taking credit for missile defense as a signal foreign policy achievement.

To which I can only say: it’s disorienting to us too. Left is right, right is extreme right – where do we fit in?