Condoleezza Rice Visits the Czech Republic

In Politics on July 8, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , , , ,

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg signed the treatey on the construction of U.S. missile defense “radar” in the Czech Republic.

According to Schwarzenberg, this treaty will provide for security of the entire Europe.

But according to some polls, 53 percent of Czechs are against the “radar”.

But then again, it all depends on how the survey question is formulated.

Is it: Do you want the U.S. to build a missile defense shield radar facility in our country?


Do you want to be protected from possible threats? etc…

Speaker of the Lower House Miloslav Vlcek from the opposition Social Democrats made a childish gesture when he did not attend the signing ceremony. He wanted to talk to Rice in person to tell her about the  no-attitude of most Czechs but Rice’s schedule was so tight she did not have time to meet him. As a response, Vlcek decided not to attend…

Mature, eh? How typical for Czech social democrats whose favorite tool of political activity is rendering.


One Response to “Condoleezza Rice Visits the Czech Republic”

  1. […] read in a few places that anywhere from 53 to something like 68 percent of Czechs oppose the stationing of a U.S. radar base in their country. […]

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