Americans have known for a long time that Democrats CANNOT BE TRUSTED with our national security, but they got all caught up in the Obamania and forgot this key nugget of truth. Now, we must all suffer the consequences.
The libs have lived for years in this dream world in which all nuclear weapons are destroyed and peace reigns throughout the earth. That's all fine and dandy in a dream, but at some point reality must set in, and the reality is that there are evil regimes on this planet who cannot be trusted to keep their end of any nuclear reduction agreements.
One such player is Russia, especially with the conniving Putin pulling the strings. I don't care what Bush says, McCain was right when he said, "I looked into Mr. Putin’s eyes and I saw three things — a K and a G and a B."
Read about how our naive president is endangering our nation by making agreements with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons, by ONE-THIRD.
From Joshua Pundit:
Obama To Cut US Long Range Nuclear Weapons By One Third
"Barack Obama took another step towards a long cherished goal of his by announcing a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia that will cut US long range nuclear weapons by one third.
'“I’m pleased to announce that after a year of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia have agreed to the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades,” the president said from the press podium.
“It cuts – by about a third – the nuclear weapons that the United States and Russia will deploy,” Obama said describing the agreement. “It significantly reduces missiles and launchers. It puts in place a strong and effective verification regime. And it maintains the flexibility that we need to protect and advance our national security, and to guarantee our unwavering commitment to the security of our Allies.”
“With this agreement, the United States and Russia – the two largest nuclear powers in the world – also send a clear signal that we intend to lead. By upholding our own commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty, we strengthen our global efforts to stop the spread of these weapons, and to ensure that other nations meet their own responsibilities.”
The president asked for there to be “strong, bipartisan” support to ratify the new START treaty in Congress, and said that will be one more step forward in “leaving behind the legacy of the 20th century.”'
The Russians, of course are ecstatic, although Russia warned in its statement that it reserved the right to withdraw from the new treaty if it felt that American missile defense plans were developing in a way that threatened their security.
Why wouldn't they be happy with this? They already know that Obama is not going to put up missile defense shields in Europe, and this gives them a free hand there. And we demanded nothing in terms of a quid pro quo...say, on Iran.
The ostensible reason for doing this, to quote Obama is '...to stop the spread of these weapons, and to ensure that other nations meet their own responsibilities.'
As I write this, the Russians are actively working to get Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant and a number of other facilities up to speed and blocking any major efforts by the West to stop the Mullahs from getting their hands on deliverable nuclear weapons.
It would seem that cutting back on America's nuclear deterrent in an effort to stop proliferation is an pretty futile way ineffective way of accomplishing that.
This is eerily reminiscent of the Kellog-Briand treaty in 1929, which featured arms limitations with the idea of 'outlawing' future wars. It helped accomplish just the opposite.
Words, just words..."
Don't hold your breath waiting for Iran and North Korea to voluntarily give up their nukes. This performance by Obama would be comical if it were not so dangerous.