Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Oh goody! The nuclear freeze movement! Obama says time to rid world of nuclear weapons.
Oh yes, let's do!
Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday said he wants to rid the world of nuclear weapons and pledged to fight emerging threats posed by biological and cyber-terrorism.
"It's time to send a clear message to the world: America seeks a world with no nuclear weapons," the White House hopeful said.
And the world will say, "Roger, Wilco, sir!"
"As long as nuclear weapons exist, we'll retain a strong deterrent. But we'll make the goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons a central element in our nuclear policy."...
...In a fact sheet distributed to reporters, Obama's campaign said he will work to eliminate all nuclear weapons, but will not commit the United States to giving them up while other states retain them...
Oh goodie, Barack is going to eliminate nuclear weapons...except he isn't...at all...ever...anywhere, and all he'll do is sound like a mealy-mouthed weakling, but "Barack is against nuclear weapons!" You can quote him. Who could be against that? We'll work toward it...as a goal... Is this guy serious?
Going after one of John McCain's signature issues, the war in Iraq, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said invading the country after the September 11, 2001, attacks has allowed other emerging threats to develop.
"Instead of taking aggressive steps to secure the world's most dangerous technology, we have spent almost a trillion dollars to occupy a country in the heart of the Middle East that no longer had any weapons of mass destruction," he said.
"It's time to update our national security strategy to stay one step ahead of the terrorists...
Uh, yeah, except that we were looking ahead when we invaded Iraq. Which, if we had not done so, we would by now seeing post-sanctions with a Saddam Hussein working on a nuke and other WMD...just like Iran. In fact, they'd have been in a race with Iran. It's so convenient to have an electorate with a short attention span.
This guy may actually end up being worse than Jimmy Carter.