Turns out some of the arguments Brexit supporters used to rally voters to support their cause aren't only applicable to the U.K. -- and neither is the idea of leaving the European Union.
President Barack Obama's cancellation of his predecessor's missile-defense scheme for Poland and the Czech Republic presumably brings to a close one of the least explicable and most dangerous American policy initiatives since the Cold War officially ended.
Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek is currently the EU's rotating president and, like a drunken sailor on karaoke night, he's letting everyone know what's on his mind. On President Obama's economic policies, for example, he declared: "All of these steps, these combinations and permanency, is the road to hell."
Forging an agreement with the Czech Republic to host the radar for the United States' planned missile shield project represents, according to Condoleezza Rice, a way of making the missile defense system "transparent to the Russians." Officials in Moscow, however, are inclined to take this latest move as a hostile gesture that could provoke military retaliation.