Skip to comments.Obama's vision of nuclear-free world drawing fire - Obama finds resistence on removing nukes
Posted on 12/31/2009 9:12:48 AM PST by a fool in paradise
...Obama's ambitious plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons has run up against powerful resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies, posing a threat to one of his most important foreign policy initiatives.
Obama laid out his vision of a nuclear-free world in a speech in Prague in April, vowing the U.S. would take dramatic steps to lead the way. Eight months later, the administration is locked in internal debate...
Officials in the Pentagon and elsewhere have pushed back against administration proposals to cut the number of weapons and narrow their mission....
The debate represents another collision between Obama's administration and key parts of the national security establishment, following earlier scrapes over troop levels in Afghanistan and missile defenses in eastern Europe...
Congress called for the nuclear review, the third such study since the end of the Cold War, and placed the Pentagon in charge. Similar reviews were conducted near the beginning of both the Clinton and the Bush administrations, but Obama's is the first in which substantial changes stand to be made both in the number of U.S. nuclear weapons and how they are used.
The government maintains an estimated 9,400 nuclear weapons, about 1,000 fewer than in 2002. But Obama believes that stepping up efforts to reduce the stockpile will give U.S. officials added credibility...
The timing of the administration debate is crucial, because a key international meeting on the treaty is planned for May in New York. Also looming next year are other elements of Obama's nuclear agenda, including renewal of an arms reduction treaty with Russia and a push for Senate ratification of a global ban on nuclear testing...
...was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in part because of expectations that he would make good on his pledge to reduce the nuclear threat...
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The President certainly has a community organizers understanding of the nuclear issue.
Just part of his vision of an America free world.
What a moron. The inmates are running the asylum.
This is inane. It’s like trying to get rid of toasters or freezers.
When it comes to nuclear weps, the cat’s WAY out of the bag, and won’t be seen again.
Obama, the first two-year-old president. Obama’s world-view and political philosophy: Life is like a playground.
Maybe we should all wear party hats too! And can we have a piñata? Please???
Looks like much of Washington isn’t yet ready to put up the KICK ME sign.
What else would you expect of the Social Worker in Chief?
Incompetence and arrogance is running rampant in the White House.
Regarding your handle: if this is paradise, it’s one nasty surprise!
Regarding Hussein: how can we STOP him? All ideas welcome.
Oh great disarm us so we can’t protect ourselves that’s brilliant. Maybe we should give the chicoms all our weapons so they’ll love us more. Will some one please tell these people its not the 1960s.
“can we have a piñata? Please???”
It seems that they are enjoying the USA being the piñata.
I believe Sargosy straight out told Obama that we don’t live in a virtual world. In other words, he called him an -———.
The Stalinists in our midst scoffed at Senator Joe McCarthy and Roy Cohn when they suggested that there were communist sympathizers within the State Department and even in the US military.
The Left has long known that they can use the powers of unelected offices to dismantle the well-being of this nation.
Now a red diaper doper baby sits in the White House determined to do all of the damage he can do, through the courts and executive orders.
His “pledge” in Prague was boasting of something he does have the power to do. But then he is an usurper. He's said that he sees the Constitution as an obstacle, something that limits the powers of government keeping him (and others) from doing what they want to do. He mentioned in that interview how some of the restrictions in the Constitution can be challenged through the courts (judicial tyranny).
Kneecapping this nation will not result in a safer world, Barry.
Legal challenges. He is not serving in his capacity as Commander in Chief. He is not upholding his oath to protect and secure this nation.
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Gut intuition says it is suicidal, but game analysts rely on more objective measures and evidence.
Any of you a**holes that elected this clown are to blame for the mess we’re in. You elected the Kenyan village idiot, gave him the keys to the car and a bottle of booze and hoped for the best. Many thanks for screwing all of us, you morons.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the sign of a deranged mind. We have "credibility" BECAUSE of our strategic forces.
Stupid liberals. Removing nukes will not work unless every single nuke on the planet plus the technology to make them is destroyed.
Pie-in-the-sky utopian ideals don’t work very well in the real world. I wish the libs could understand that simple fact.