Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Obama's New "Nuclear Policy" - Do You Feel Safe Yet?

Last evening I read the NY Times article that The Heritage Foundation refers to in it's Morning Bell today.  I wanted to post on it because all I could think of was that Obama is making a deal with Russia to limit nuclear weapons and at the same time Russia is selling (non-nuclear) weapons to Hugo Chevez and helping Chevez with developing nuclear power for energy purposes.   Russia, Venezuela, Iran and China are good buddies...America isn't in that "clique".

According to this FoxNews.com article:

Chavez has grown increasingly close to Russia, Iran and China while fiercely criticizing U.S. policies, and his calls for countering U.S. influence to create a "multi-polar world" have found resonance in Moscow.

I don't think Iran is going to stop their nuclear weapon plans just because America has a new policy.

The main job of President Obama and our Federal Government is to keep the citizens of the United States safe by providing a strong national security program.  After reading about Obama's new "nuclear policy", I don't feel so safe. 

I'll let The Heritage Foundation make the case, as they are one of the best sources of information available to us.

Heritage Foundation: Morning Bell

Morning Bell: The Road to a New Nuclear Arms Race

Later today, the Obama administration will release the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) which will set the framework for decisions on U.S. nuclear policy for the next five to 10 years. Coupled with the follow-on Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START II) to be signed in Prague this Thursday, these documents begin to implement the “road to zero” nuclear dream President Barack Obama outlined in Czech Republic last year. their exclusive interview with President Obama about the NPR, David Sanger and Peter Baker report in The New York Times:
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.
Unfortunately for Americans, President Obama’s new strategy will have the exact opposite result of its intended effect. Instead of incentivizing countries to give up nuclear ambitions, it creates new incentives for them to maintain or develop their own nuclear programs. First look at the Russians, who clearly still see their nuclear weapons as the cornerstone of their defense, no matter how much President Obama wishes it were otherwise. Moscow has no interest in diminishing its own nuclear arsenal, but it is perfectly happy to allow the Obama administration to weaken the U.S. deterrent until it is on equal footing with Russia’s currently mediocre might.
A country like Iran is equally unimpressed with President Obama’s unilateral disarmament strategy. Tehran wants to be the pre-eminent power in the Middle East, and as a nuclear state it can more credibly make that claim. But more importantly, nuclear weapons would also boost the current regime’s domestic survival. Nuclear powers do not mess in the internal affairs of other nuclear powers. Witness Tiananmen Square. The ayatollahs believe that, when they have the bomb, they can crush the freedom-loving opposition with total impunity. They are counting the days.
First START and now the NPR demonstrate a shift by the Obama administration away from relying on nuclear deterrence to protect America and toward reliance on unverifiable international treaties. But as President Obama makes our nuclear arsenal smaller, less reliable and less usable, it becomes a far less credible deterrent to nuclear attack. Rather than serve as an example for other nation’s to follow, President Obama’s nuclear weakness will only give America’s enemies every incentive to advance their own programs. The President’s arms control “road” is more likely to lead to a new arms race, rather than to “zero.”
To provide some stark reality to the Obama administration’s dreams of a nuke-free world, The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Defense Studies are hosting a Conservative Counter Summit to Question the Obama Nuclear Agenda. The first event is today at Heritage, and you can watch it online here beginning at 10 AM EDT. The second event will be at AEI shortly after Congress reconvenes.
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  1. I am feeling less safe with every passing day because of this President. He is such a peacenik thinking we live in some peaceful all glorious, utopian society, when we don't. He's nuts and needs to be removed from office immediately.

  2. Hi Teresa:
    It seems there's something every day. He must get his agenda pushed through while he can. It's going to be a busy summer.

  3. I don't think RUSSIA is going to stop their nuclear plans just because Zero's handing them our a$$.

  4. Snarky:
    From what I heard, Russia has the option of backing out of the deal under certain circumstances.

  5. This weak stance on foreign policy and weak on defense reminds me too much of Carter's administration and all of the really terrible mistakes of 1979 that directly led to many of the problems we still have in the Mideast.

    Obama's such a ninny.

  6. Hi Euripides:
    I agree and it's only been 15 months.

  7. Our four years in the Twilight Zone continue.

  8. Trestin:
    This is scarier than the Twilight Zone because it's real life.


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