Skip to comments.Obama launches effort to reduce nuclear arms ("real and immediate consequences")
Posted on 04/05/2009 5:53:32 AM PDT by maggief
PRAGUE President Barack Obama on Sunday launched an effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons, calling them "the most dangerous legacy of the Cold War" and saying the U.S. has a moral responsibility to lead as the only nation to ever use one.
In a speech driven with fresh urgency by North Korea's rocket launch just hours earlier, Obama said the U.S. would "immediately and aggressively" seek ratification of a comprehensive ban on testing nuclear weapons. He said the U.S. would host a summit within the next year on reducing and eventually eliminating nuclear weapons, and he called for a global effort to secure nuclear material.
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US President Barack Obama delivers his speech in Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, April 5, 2009. Obama will also attend a summit between the United States and the 27-member European Union in Prague later on Sunday. In background is the St. Nicholas church.
He’s a colossal idiot.
Peace through weakness has never worked in the history of mankind.
Let’s see, how can Obama divert attention from the economy? How about propose something that sounds really nice but is probably impossible?
I listened to some clips of this on Fox. I had to laugh when he spoke of rules must be enforced and words have meanings. He was speaking of the UN sanctions...It immediately took me back to the case against Iraq.
Oh, for God’s sake. I did not watch the speech. Did he apologize for the U S dropping the bomb in WWII?
Obamarama World Tour 2009. He truly thinks he is going to save the world.
He’s going to make his really, really mad face if they don’t behave.
obama’s in deep denial about the real world, and he’s willing to take us all down proving himself right.
I really do wonder what our enemies think of him. (That is if we still have enemies . . . /sarc)
Obama said North Korea’s launch emphasizes the urgency of the denuclearization agenda and also warned Iran that it had a choice on its nuclear ambitions.
“We will present a clear choice to Iran to take its rightful place in the community of nations, including its right to peaceful nuclear energy,or continue to refuse to meet its international obligations,” he said.
The president pledged to work with partners for the “denuclearization of North Korea through the six-party” process.
“We believe in dialogue,” Obama said.
Which, if successful, would instantly make China the master of the planet.
I agree with the post above, Obama is an idiot. Or he would be, if we could trust his motives.
That stupid motherf-—er has no idea of what he’s talking about.
The fact is, nuclear weapons are the reason that the United States was able to maintain military superiority over BOTH the old Soviet Union and Communist China for decades, why?
Because the military forces of those two nations easily outnumbered us so far as conventional warfare was concerned.
IF we had ended up in a war with either Moscow or Peking, their numerical superiority would have spelled curtains for us.
Nuclear weapons gave us an advantage which nullified any advantage the Communists might have in numbers, and that is a VERY good thing.
A good example of this was General MacArthur’s understanding of how atomic weapons could have been used to wipe out the ChiComs swarming across the Yalu during the Korean War, he advocated the atomic option and that would have wiped out those Commie hordes like a can of RAID sprayed into a nest of roaches. Unfortunately MacArthur didn’t know what President Harry Truman knew, which was that the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal at that point in time, consisted of 13 and ONLY 13 Nagasaki-style atomic bombs, all of which had to be hand assembled and transported to the air crews that would have to carry them, and they HAD to be held in reserve for their deterrent value in stopping the Soviets if Moscow had chosen to invade Western Europe.
MacArthur had the right idea, he just didn’t know that our nuclear quiver only had 13 arrows in it.
Fast forward 56 years, and Comrade 0bama thinks that his utopian pipe dream of a ‘nuclear free world’ is not only achievable, that it will result in a complete change of philosophy in the collective minds of our enemies.
He is a fool.
It was a campaign speech...he waved his finger, sounded really angry and said “yes we can!” And the crowds cheered.
What's with all the telepromtors then?He can't do without them.Anybody can read somebody else's words off a video screen.Is Soros giving him a live feed,telling him what to say?
They are actually a legacy of WW II, but hey--that's what happens when King Abdul buys an Ivy League eddication for you.
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