Skip to comments.Obama Pledges Cuts in Missile Defense, Space, and Nuclear Weapons Programs
Posted on 02/29/2008 8:05:43 PM PST by prophetic
A video has surfaced of Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama talking on his plans for strategic issues such as nuclear weapons and missile defense. The video is incomplete, and its origin is unknown, although some have speculated it may have come from someone within the Hillary Clinton campaign.
The full text from the video, as released, reads as follows:
...I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it.
Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending.
I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.
I will not weaponize space.
I will slow our development of future combat systems.
And I will institute an independent "Defense Priorities Board" to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending.
Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.
Ha....some change indeed.
Well, the GOP has to do a good job of reminding people that national security matters, which apparently it does not to Obama.
Don’t anybody pull levers for this clown in Texas or Ohio or Pennsylvania.
You help him get to the next level, he just may make it to the top.
I’m just sayin’ ...
Cut future combat systems (FCS). What an idiot. Just where does he think our superiority and dominance comes from? The tooth fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? Freaking dolt wants to take us back to the hollow military of the Carter years. I sure hope this does sink him — but it isn’t getting much press.
Here’s a live link - it’s been seen before but not by all, I’m sure
HUSSEIN Obama wants America weak so his allies in Al-Queda can strike.
But we will have hope.
Yeah....hoping for a return to the PAST!!!!
“But we will have hope.”
And we will have “change”.
Hope. Hope that our enemies, who have pledged their lives and honor to destroying us, will not keep their word. Swell.
I wonder if all the people who are anti-McCain are going to still “write-in” their candidate knowing we will lose.
I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it.
I will surrender in Iraq. Pronto.
Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending.
I will pour hundreds of billions of dollars down the toilet in a renewed War on Poverty.
I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems.
I will ensure the Red Chinese get the jump on us. We don't need no stinkin' military. We need hope and change.
He does not need to negotiate with Russia to do this. They are not on hair-trigger alert now. However, he might seek to negotiate with them as a way to give the Russians some big advantage for nothing. He is hopelessly naive.
Gee, why do you think they disabled it??/SC
Well given that they may be made offshore this could be a very very goof thing!
If the fuel Tanker Project stays with French/Muslims , Obama will win as president of the United States.
Yeah well I will have "hope" too. I will be hoping we don't get attacked by terrorists.
"And we will have change."
Yep. Change from strength to weakness.
He sure as hell don’t love this country like I do. CIC nuts this guy should be run out of the country.
George McGovern would be proud. It’s so scary knowing this guy is so close to the presidency. What the hell is the Democratic Party thinking?
You don’t understand. He’s a rock star!
What a pathetic limousine liberal.
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If the "all the people who are anti-McCain are going to still write-in their candidate knowing we will lose" ... wonder if they have thought that (using the 2004 vote count as a hypothetical) what the outcome could be and its implications:
if 62M people vote for Obama in 2008 and 59M for McCain - would those loyal lib/dems change their vote from Obama in 2012 ... or will he start with 62M loyal followers in that election. What about his VP? If the VP is popular (with the same platform and stance on the issues) and Obama is still poular after 8 years (like Bubba was until what looks like now) would his VP win over any challenger?
I know mighty bif 'ifs', still Obama seems to be a Svengali with the voters.
If the GOP loses, the Conservatives lose. Conservatives not being a majority in their own right (sufficent numbers) they must always build a coalition and a consensus with other voters to reach a majority position. Not voting for the GOP/McCain may be a death keel to both the GOP and any Conservative Party in the future. Unless conservatives know that the GOP will do what ever they say in 2012 because they left in 2008. I think not.
We see the last 3rd Party was in 2000 with Raplh Nader with 8M votes and in 1996 with Ross Perot with 8M votes. Insufficient numbers to win a national election for President. 3rd Parties are not majority parties and several have been around for years and years and still not attained that status ... to overtake the GOP or the Dem Party.
What happens if the Dems do get the Electoral College abolish through what ever means. Another problem the Dems present in order to get their way. Several States now have such legislation before them. If the Dem carried CA, TX, NY, FL, IL, PA, OH, MI and NC - they win in popular votes and therefore get all the Electoral votes ... game over. Will there be someone as popular as a Ronald Reagan to step up soon? Or will the Dems be popular for ending the war, amnesty and entitlements?
It would be interesting to see the actual number of registered voters by State, the offical numbers from the Secretary of State or whatever office maintains those records on a State-by-State basis.
Personally, I believe it's best to build the Party, rebuild the GOP, from within from the lowest level. Local and State and both Houses of Congress. Also, it's is better to have a Republican in office during a time of war.
George McGovern was a decorated veteran; he just didn’t want to pull the trigger in Vietnam.
Obama wants the military gutted because he doesn’t want it used full stop.
I mean, it has been just one week after the Navy nailed that out-of-control satellite with a system designed for missile defense...and this moron wants to gut missile defense.
We are winning in Iraq...and this moron wants to cut and run. But hey, so does Dingy Harry!!!
I must decline to comment more about space systems for security reasons.
Obama is a bright, articulate, charismatic liberal nitwit.
What a putz.
Stupid, stupid, stupid... yet he’s incredibly popular.
And people wonder why I’m a monarchist. The whole “consent of the governed” thing is going to get us all killed (or enslaved) one day.
Thanks for that table.
Russians, Chinese, Koreans, Iranians all respect strength, how mush respect, “face” would we lose by hobbling ourselves ?
The Iron Curtain didn’t come down because the West unilaterally disarmed, did it ? Well, we didn’t tho’ much of EU did.
Just like the ponytailed punk protester at UC Berkeley in the 60’s yelling “Bring it all down, maaaaaaaaaaaan! Bring it all down!”
This will be this evil man’s downfall, because people want to be safe, even stupid voters.
That’s what I was thinking. We seem to have morphed back into the 60s for some reason. There is no draft to protest now,but some of them are too dumb to know that. I’m not kidding.
That's the way we should all be looking at all this nonsense IMO!!!
Well yes, the draft was just an example to show how detached from reality they are.
"Let me assure you, Senator Obama is completely competent regarding all matters of national security."
If one is against it, then end it. Why slow it? If you wish for a program to one day become successful, why not pour more funding to see a fruition?
This video can also be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o84PE871BE in case the referenced one above gives you a blocked message.
As if we dont have enough commie/liberals in the House & Senate committed to destroying our culture, family values and the military!! We desperately need to keep this evil man from the White House.
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