Wiretap: Obama channels Reagan in Estonia

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[dropcap]D[/dropcap]avid Frum writes in the Atlantic that this was the day that Barack Obama gave his Ronald Reagan speech. He told the Estonians, and all the former Eastern Bloc countries now in NATO, that a Russian attack on them was no different in his eyes than an attack on the United States. “[T]he defense of Tallinn and Riga and Vilnius is just as important as the defense of Berlin and Paris and London,” Obama said. “Article 5 is crystal clear. An attack on one is an attack on all. So if, in such a moment, you ever ask again, who’ll come to help, you’ll know the answer: the NATO alliance, including the armed forces of the United States of America, right here, present, now.”

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