Obama to Medvedev: I’ll Have More Flexibility After the Next Election – Update – Video Added


At the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea over the weekend President Obama had a chat with Russian President Medvedev. They talked about missile defense, and Obama told Medvedev that he’ll have much more flexibility to do what he wants after the election in November.

Obama told Medvedev he needs Putin to “give me space” to deal with missile defense.

“This is my last election and after my election I have more flexibility,” Obama said, placing his hand on Medvedev’s arm, according to a video recording of the exchange.

“I understand,” Medvedev replied. “I transmit this information to Vladimir.” (Read More)

What does that tell you? Well, besides the fact that he still doesn’t get the whole concept of a “hot mic.”

Update: ABC News has more, and here’s the video, via Legal Insurrection.