by John Hawkins | April 6, 2010 7:37 am
Barack Obama is a sniveling, wimpy, sissy-in-chief. He wants to close Gitmo. He bows to everyone short of the Burger King. Iran is building nuclear weapons on his watch with absolute impunity. He’s given our enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan deadlines, after which they know America will start to withdraw. Russia’s led him around by the nose.
In short, everything about Obama SCREAMS, “America’s weak. Try and take advantage of us. We won’t do anything about it on my watch.” And that was before his latest invitation to the world to attack America with biological weapons,
President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons.
But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation.
Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example, the new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons, overruling the initial position of his own defense secretary.
Mr. Obama’s strategy is a sharp shift from those of his predecessors and seeks to revamp the nation’s nuclear posture for a new age in which rogue states and terrorist organizations are greater threats than traditional powers like Russia and China.
It eliminates much of the ambiguity that has deliberately existed in American nuclear policy since the opening days of the cold war. For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack.
….In the year since Mr. Obama gave a speech in Prague declaring that he would shift the policy of the United States toward the elimination of nuclear weapons, his staff has been meeting – and arguing – over how to turn that commitment into a workable policy, without undermining the credibility of the country’s nuclear deterrent.
I hope nobody in China or Russia thinks to offer Obama any magic beans because if there’s anybody naive enough to think that some world treaty is going to eliminate nuclear weapons, he may very well be naive enough to buy magic beans.
You want to eliminate nuclear weapons? World history tells us that the only way that’s going to happen is if we come up with the defensive weapon that renders them useless or an offensive weapon that’s so much more effective that it makes using nukes pointless.
On the other hand, we have had at least some success in stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, but even that’s going by the wayside under Obama. The moment that Iran gets nukes, it’s going to set off a nuclear arms race across the Middle-East that will end up insuring that weapons of mass destruction spread far and wide across the planet.
Meanwhile, perhaps the least competent man who’s ever held the Presidency is changing policies that have been around as long as we’ve had nuclear weapons — and for obvious reasons. Obama’s telling other nations, for the first time in American history, “Yes, you may be able to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans with biological weapons and not only will there be no nuclear response, I may not do anything about it at all.”
That’s how this is going to be read by the bad actors across the world anyway. At this point, we can only hope that our enemies fear the character of the American people, because there is nothing about the prissy little yellow belly in the White House that will inspire any fear in America’s enemies.
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