"It's going to take some time this time...

...And I can't make demands"

European missile defense will have to wait:

The Czech government firmly favors hosting a U.S. missile defense site but believes it will take longer to negotiate a deal than U.S. officials had hoped, a senior Czech official said Tuesday.

Tomas Pojar, deputy minister of foreign affairs, told U.S. reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Robert Gates that his government's support is based not only on a shared worry about future missile threats but also a "moral, historical" sense of appreciation for American support for Czech democracy.

Apparently, Parliament isn't as hot on the deal as Czech president Vaclav Klaus, and will require some persuading. How do you say "pork" in Czech?