The signing of the US-Poland missile defense hosting deal has pissed of Russia, who claim the hosting of missiles some 100 miles off their westernmost border threatens their sovereignty and might lead them to attack the former Soviet satellite.
What does the US have to say?
"When you threaten Poland, you perhaps forget that it is not 1988. It's 2008 and the United States has a...firm treaty guarantee to defend Poland's territory as if it was the territory of the United States. So it's probably not wise to throw these threats around," says Secretary of State Condolezza Rice, who signed the deal.
She’s right: it's not 1988. Back then we had the power to do something. Now, on the other hand…