On Sunday, President Obama committed the United States to a long-term goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons – something that will never happen – and claimed that the US would make the first move by downplaying our nuclear weapons. If he really is so committed to leaving us without our big weapons, why does he not just get rid of them now? Every other country will follow that move, right? It only takes common sense to know that the world would like for America to no longer have these weapons, but they plan on keeping their nuclear weapons, especially terrorist nations. As we saw with North Korea, they could care less what we do or say.
It is like the battle over guns and the second amendment. If you take the guns away from all the good people, then only the bad people have guns. The same will be true with nuclear weapons.
The President said yesterday at Prague’s historic Hradcany Square, “Today, I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. This goal will not be reached quickly, perhaps not in my lifetime. It will take patience and persistence.” The European crowd that he has been pandering to for a week, cheered his statements.
Obama spelled out a broad three-part plan:
• Changing U.S. nuclear strategy and working with Russia to slash further their stockpiles of warheads.
• Working to control the spread of weapons, including creating an international fuel bank to let non-nuclear powers get materials needed for nuclear power without developing the capacity to create material for weapons, as is feared in Iran.
• Starting a new international effort to secure from terrorists all the materials needed for nuclear weapons.
The President stressed that the United States will “maintain a safe, secure and effective arsenal to deter any adversary” as long as nuclear weapons exist. But he pledged that the United States would “begin the work of reducing our arsenal.” Just more empty rhetoric from an empty suit. Supposedly, the KGB run country of Russia is going to join us in these efforts. I certainly trust the Russian government. Obama will also push for America to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
“After more than five decades of talks, it is time for the testing of nuclear weapons to finally be banned,” he said. As I have said often, I feel safer already.