Skip to comments.Letter: What Mr. Obama’s nuclear cuts portend
Posted on 09/07/2012 11:14:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Sept. 1 editorial Loose talk on nuclear weapons missed the true significance of President Obamas breach of his nuclear weapons funding commitments. His proposed $370 million cuts with billions more to come are not just a minor dip. They go to the heart of the program to refurbish aging warheads and infrastructure.
Ironically, the cut will delay or prevent achievement of one of the goals of the presidents 2010 Nuclear Posture Review: reducing the number of hedge warheads in our stockpile.
Moreover, the president abandoned commitments he made to win support for New START. In his letter to senators referenced in the editorial, he promised to request full funding for and accelerate to the extent possible construction of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility (CMRR-NF). The presidents own Nuclear Posture Review concluded that CMRR-NF was required in 2021, but funding cuts have delayed construction to 2028 at the earliest (some nuclear experts believe that the delay is tantamount to cancellation). This is all an unnecessary risk, because alternative funding sources have been proposed to the administration...
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I know this was written by a couple of Republican political figures, but when the WP starts posting editorial responses that reveal Obama’s weaknesses to this degree, it is noteworthy.
The voters of this nation better put their thinking caps on, because if they were to put Obama back in office, this nation would wind up looking more like Mexico than I care to think.
So the only way to get the WashPost to print the OTHER side of a major side is to send them a letter to the editor?
It would seem so. And you have to be a member of congress, to boot.
Yes, I don’t doubt it for a second. I bet those guy can hardly wait for their Letter column editor to retire.