This isn’t confirmed… as of right now one British newspaper who has seen some WikiLeaks cables is claiming this is the case, but apparently they have cables that prove Obama handed over British nuclear secrets to convince Russia to sign off on a missile defense treaty. Even worse, Obama asked Britain if they could do this, and when they said no they did it anyway.
From Andrew Roberts at The Daily Beast:
If it turns out that it is WikiLeaks and not the State Department that is right, this represents a clear violation of the agreement made between Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hyde Park in June 1942 over Anglo-American nuclear cooperation. The idea that any American president would browbeat or simply ignore a British government and give U.K. nuclear secrets to the Russians in order to secure a treaty with Moscow would be unconscionable to Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Ford, probably Carter, certainly Reagan, both Bushes and probably Clinton too. Yet Obama, who has treated Britain with a thinly veiled sneer throughout his presidency, has not only countenanced but actually done it.
If true, this could be the worst thing I’ve seen Obama do. Unconscionable is much more polite than how I’d word it…
This is something that has nothing to do with your partisanship or ideology. Betraying secret information about the national security of an ally, in exchange for an agreement (that there have been rumblings Russia may renege on even) with a country who has been anything but trustworthy… that is just plain inexcusable.