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And unfortunately, didn't McCain also make noises close to pledging to have nuclear disarmament...
posted on 06/23/2008 8:04:10 AM PDT
by Paul Ross
(Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
To: Paul Ross
At first they appear strange bedfellows (Iran together with Venezuela, Russia and China). But when you read Ahmadinejad's own words (below), he sounds exactly like these communists. I wonder if the student uprising/revolution he helped lead during the Carter years was backed by the Russians? My guess is he's a Moscow puppet. It would explain an awful lot of what we are hearing and reading today. The guy really does sound a lot more like a radical leftist 'intellectual' than an Islamic extremist. Check out his choice of words, assuming of course the translation is accurate.
"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
posted on 06/23/2008 8:28:37 AM PDT
To: Paul Ross
McCain has made a number of troubling comments regarding our nuclear arsenal. The problem with them is that his plans hinge on agreements and inspections that have proven over time to be unreliable. And when it comes to nuclear weapons, being wrong is fatal. Nobody likes it, but MADD is the proper course. When other nations posess nuclear weapons, there is no other policy. Any other policy is simply suicidal. It encourages tyranical states to think they just may be able to win a nuclear war, and that's something we should leave absolutely no doubt about. We need thousands of nuclear warheads ready to go, so that no nation thinks it can pull off a surprise attack and weather the paultry response. The response must be unthinkable for any nation to contemplate.
One of the few things I disagreed with Ronald Reagan on, was our nuclear stockpile. Yes it would be wonderful if there were no nuclear weapons on this planet. It would also be nice if every human was a multi-millionaire and there were no poor. There are a lot of things I would like to be the case, but they aren't. And disarming the United States without making the world a vastly more dangerous place, is one of them.
John states that inspections will allow us to disarm. Yep, the same inspections that couldn't determine that Hussein didn't have WMDs, is now his great idea for making sure others don't have nukes so we can destroy most of our own.
This article touches on John's dreams for our future. They cause me to think those dreams are a nightmare. He wants to reduce our nuclear arsenal to the lowest possible number. He wants to withdraw our battlefield tactical nuclear weapons from Europe.
In short, John is the 2008 version of George McGovern. Well, okay, he's not quite as bad, but he might actually get a chance to do what he wants to, and that makes him a dangerous threat to our nation IMO. Put this man in office and you'll see people across this forum backing some of the worst policy decisions in the History of the United States. Yep, that's the eventuality I'm hoping to realize. NOT!
posted on 06/23/2008 9:44:02 AM PDT
( I say no to the Hillary Clinton wing of the Republican party. Not now or ever, John McCain...)
To: Paul Ross
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