Skip to comments.Obamma says No Nukes under any circumstances
Posted on 08/02/2007 11:05:56 AM PDT by ulm1
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday he would not use nuclear weapons «in any circumstance. «I think it would be a profound mistake for us to use nuclear weapons in any circumstance,» Obama said, with a pause, «involving civilians.» Then he quickly added, «Let me scratch that. There's been no discussion of nuclear weapons. That's not on the table.
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Where was Obama-Jama when he stepped on his crank on this issue?
This guy shouldn’t be in charge of a outhouse.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON ON Obama’s Pakistan Invasion: “Apart from the notion that it would be as hard to distinguish civilians in a Waziristan from terrorists as it is in Iraq, which the senator has written off, other questions arise. As a US Senator why not now introduce an October 11, 2002-type resolution, authorizing such an invasion? Or why hasn’t he in the past? Obama has criticized Sen. Clinton for her approval of that Iraqi authorization, but the sort of action he is envisioning involves crossing into a nuclear Islamic country, one bullet away from an Islamic republic, and surely should be a question for Congressional approval.”
He’s a coward.
Under the RIGHT circumstances they will, may but WILL be used against us and we against them.
Hillary is going to shove that statement up his butt. When she does it is going to really irritate the left over at the DNC underground and the kooks at Kos.
Yes he should.
How in the world do people like this get nominated to represent the most powerful nation on earth?
Let’s see... he’s clean, Edwards has nice hair and Hillary wears a pantsuit.
Nah, nah, nah, nah.....nah, nah, nah, nah...hey, hey, hey...good-bye.
Obama wouldn’t even use nuclear weapons if the troops he uses to invade Pakistan are nuked?
Like I posted yesterday, I think this guy was propped up by hillary supporters to make her look more preseidential by comparison.
“Hey Islamo-Terrorists, go ahead and nuke one of our cities, we’re too civilized to retaliate in kind”
This kid needs to go back to playing in the sandbox.
He’s fumbled the nuclear football then.
He’s offered any nation that launches a nuclear strike on the US a “free shot”. No nuclear response.
And military invasion would prove unpopular.
Would he work to disarm our nuclear arsenal?
It may be with great reservation that a President would want to go to war, but EVERY President should be prepared as Commander-in-Chief to GO to war. It comes with the office.
Yep. His political handlers must be shaking their heads at this idiotic remark.
Obama has even more of a run-on mouth than Biden does.
Exactly...this guy should be flushed down history’s toilet as the unqualified POS he is...
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
There's a reason M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction) worked... both sides knew the punishment for launching.
Didn’t George McGovern say the same thing in 1972?
He just disqualified himself for serious contention to be the president.
You are done B. Hussein Obama. You just Swift-Boated yourself.
Oh yeah - I’m mature enough and have enough experience to be President. Put me in charge.
I think Obama should first consult with Castro and Chevez before making any rash decisions on this topic.
So I guess there’ll be no nuclear retaliation against Pakistan when we invade and they go nuclear. (I wonder if Obama even knows that Pakistan has nukes?)
Sounds like that little ditty from Dukakis, “What would you do if your wife was raped and or killed?
Would the death sentence then be appropriate?
“Well, um, No.
Not ready for prime time. Ever.
Unbelievable. The guy just writes off a half-century of deterrence with a single statement. So much for that candidacy. I don’t think Hillary! would touch him with a ten foot pole even as a VP nod (not that she would have anyway).
God help us all if this buffoon becomes the VP or C-in-C!!!
Talk about a perfect illustration of how the far left has taken over the RATS. This moron gave the knee-jerk far left answer to please the Kos crowd, then realized what a stupid thing he said and tried to take it back. Too late, Obama, the whole world saw you crap[ in your mess kit.
I’d almost rather Hillary won than Obama. He’s a loon.
I recently took that politcial quiz that determines what candidate you are most likely to support based on issues.
Biden came in the closest of all Dems with a -7
"what are we supposed to do? use harsh language?"
During WWII and towards the end, we had to break the will of the people in Japan and Germany to fight. It got to the point that we couldn’t determine who was military and civilian. Consquently, the fire bombing that killed many more than the A bombs in Japan. This broke the will of the people to fight. Obama is a fool and just doesn’t get it. He shouldn’t even be allowed to visit the Oval Office, let alone occupy it.
Take off and refuse to nuke them from orbit.
Dang. I was hoping he’d give Hillary a run for her money in the Primaries. Now, she’ll win in a walk, and save all that cash for the general.
Hillary and Bill are inelligible for another term as co-presidents. Constitutional crisis.
He may be articulate but he doesn’t want to slip up saying “nuclear” as “nucular” as Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George Bush did.
Hillary’s right about this one... he’s totally naive.
What’s your opinion and what have you heard/read about the real potential of such a ticket?
Given that, there is one state that stands out like a sore thumb: Ohio. It went blue in the '06 elections and has a 'Rat governor. It went to Bush in '04 by a smaller margin than '00, so it is trending 'Rat by most measures. Flip OH to the 'Rats, and keep everything else Gore and Kerry won in the prior races, and Hillary! is in.
Another possibility might be VA, but the margins there for Bush in '00 and '04 were greater than in OH. So in a close race, tipping one crucial state to the 'Rats will do it. I think Hillary!, being the calculating schemer she is, will base her VP pick on that. In any case, it won't be Obama. He brings nothing to the table that she doesn't already have (e.g., the black vote).
Of course, come '08, if things then look like they do now, Hillary! won't have to worry about tipping a single state. It will probably be a 'Rat tsunami.
Better to be quiet and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. B.O. has been doing alot of talking recently.
Spoken like a true pro bono, social activist lawyer.
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