Obama: Hey, let’s eliminate nuclear weapons

posted at 4:57 pm on July 16, 2008 by Allahpundit

Why not? We’ll need a project to focus on once he eliminates poverty and disease. CJ calls it a campaign “promise” but I think it falls under the heading of feelgood utopian nonsense to which everyone aspires and which no one is expected to take seriously. He mentioned it in his big warmed-over Iraq speech yesterday too. Hope + change = crazy delicious nukeless world:

Beyond taking these immediate, urgent steps, it’s time to send a clear message: America seeks a world with no nuclear weapons. As long as nuclear weapons exist, we must retain a strong deterrent. But instead of threatening to kick them out of the G-8, we need to work with Russia to take U.S. and Russian ballistic missiles off hair-trigger alert; to dramatically reduce the stockpiles of our nuclear weapons and material; to seek a global ban on the production of fissile material for weapons; and to expand the U.S.-Russian ban on intermediate-range missiles so that the agreement is global. By keeping our commitment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, we’ll be in a better position to press nations like North Korea and Iran to keep theirs. In particular, it will give us more credibility and leverage in dealing with Iran.

We’ll be in a “better position” morally, not practically. As long as we retain that strong deterrent he talks about, Iran and North Korea will whine that it’s unfair that some states are allowed to have weapons when others aren’t. Iran makes that point about Israel all the time. As such, it’d be more accurate to say that abiding by our nonproliferation commitments will keep us from being in a worse position than we are. Which is super, but it’s not going to help solve the Iranian problem. Free advice to Team Barry: Quit wasting time on empty rhetorical gestures to prove your diplomatic virtue and talk more about nuclear terror countermeasures like you have the past few days. Some of us conservatives are very much in the mood for hope and change on that front.


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Yeah lets get rid of them.

As long as we are absolutely certain that the crazies get rid of theirs first.
You know, crazies like people who believe that they are rewarded by their deity for killing people who don’t believe exactly as they do;
Crazies who think that threatening the productive countries of the world with them will get the productive countries to support their indolent, corrupt regimes.

A couple of nukes in the hands of people like that are more worrisome than tens of thousands of them in the hands of the Russians… At least the Russians want to live.

Interesting; that MAD only works with a people who are not mad(insane).

LegendHasIt on July 16, 2008 at 6:56 PM

America seeks a world with no nuclear weapons. — B. Hussein Obama

Wait a minute Barack-baby. I just thought of something, this is pointless. Bill Clinton has already eliminated the threat of nuclear weapons to America!!

For the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age, there’s not a single solitary nuclear missile pointed at the people of the United States of America. And I’m proud of that.”

Bill Clinton – New York, October 23, 1995

There are no more nuclear missiles pointed at any children in the United States. I’m proud of that.”

Bill Clinton – New York City, February 15, 1996

We won the Cold War. There are no missiles pointed at America’s children.”

Bill Clinton – Telephone speech to the National Emergency Management Association, February 26, 1996

I am proud of the fact that, with the leadership of the Vice President, for the first time since the dawn of the nuclear age, there is not a single nuclear missile pointed at an American child today.”

Bill Clinton – Nashville, January 12, 1996

Bill Clinton told us this ad nauseam a total of 86 times while he was in office. So America is totally safe from nuclear weapons. Sorry BO but Bill beat you to it.

Maxx on July 16, 2008 at 6:59 PM

In believing that the nuclear genie can be placed forever back in the lamp, Mr. Obama is:

(a) Delusional – he has started to believe his own messiah clippings
(b) Uninformed to the point of being moronic on foreign affairs
(c) An elitist charlatan that believes the people can be fooled all of the time
(d) All of the above

maninthemiddle on July 16, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Why do you cut&Paste that all the time?

Chakra Hammer on July 16, 2008 at 6:54 PM

I think that is the second, maybe the third time, over the last several weeks that I have “cut and pasted” that and I do it when it fits.

Why are you such a kibitzer “all the time”?

MB4 on July 16, 2008 at 7:26 PM

“…you may say I’m dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

*BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEEP*

Wake up, egObama!

SouthernGent on July 16, 2008 at 7:30 PM

maninthemiddle on July 16, 2008 at 7:16 PM

(e) cuckoo

fogw on July 16, 2008 at 7:39 PM

Obama should just move in with his buddy Bill Richardson in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.

onlineanalyst on July 16, 2008 at 8:42 PM

He’s said this before. This is the problem with his ideology. He will make America less safe. If he wants to live in a country without nuclear weapons, let him move to Iran.

It goes along with his ‘guns are bad’ stance. Guns aren’t bad. . . so long as the people who have them aren’t bad. The minute America no longer has nuclear weapons is the minute we no longer have the respect of the world.

ThackerAgency on July 16, 2008 at 8:42 PM

feelgood utopian nonsense

Obviously good enough for you Allah, enjoy the Obama years!

dmann on July 16, 2008 at 8:43 PM

BHO = MORON. Next…..

Bubba Redneck on July 16, 2008 at 9:39 PM

I’ve not been a believer in parallel universes … up ’till now.

OldEnglish on July 16, 2008 at 10:34 PM

You know, I didn’t realize how brilliant Obama was until now. Instead of worrying about nuclear war, we just cut agreements with all our possible enemies to just get rid of them! Hokey smokes, it makes me so dizzy. We can make the world a nuclear-free zones just like schools are gun-free zones!

While Obama is working on that, he can make Congress write legislation that outlaws the common cold and cancer and death and old age so we never die and never get old and never have the sniffles ever again. All we need is the will to do it and Obama’s genius.

I am officially in awe.

Tantor on July 17, 2008 at 12:11 AM

the following is lifted from “The Future-seeing Device” which allowed a glimpse into the future – what is to come
:
The “Safer World for Our Children” treaty was ratified in December when the world’s powers destroyed all of their nuclear stockpiles and committed to abolishing all warlike actions. The treaty is hailed as the “end of all hostilities and the start of a peaceful future for our children.”

The following day, Iran announced they just remembered where they had misplaced their secret nuclear arsenal and demanded that the entire world surrender immediately.
:
Our Unconditional Peace Negotiator, D. Licious O’Bama was caught off guard by Iran’s move, he believed them to be benign and thought that they liked us, they really, really, liked us.

Garnet92 on July 17, 2008 at 1:22 AM

You can’t un-invent nukes. How low can BHO go?

Mojave Mark on July 17, 2008 at 1:36 AM

But instead of threatening to kick them out of the G-8, we need to work with Russia to take U.S. and Russian ballistic missiles off hair-trigger alert

Just what does this mean, anyway? “Hair-trigger alert”? Are we on hair-trigger alert these days? I don’t think so, Mr. Idontknownuthin’ Candidate.

What an enptyhead BHO keeps showing himself to be.

Keep talking, Barry, keep talking.

seanrobins on July 17, 2008 at 7:36 AM

And pink fuzzy bunny rabbits will hop under sunny skies as butterflies dance upon endless oceans of flo….. I can’t wait for the RAT convention when this is the tripe that will be fed to the American people by “The Saviour” and his butt boys!

sabbott on July 17, 2008 at 12:21 PM