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Archive for the ‘Nuclear Deterrence’ Category

Israel or Iran – Quote of the Day

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 7, 2010

Lee from New Jersey sent in a quote that’s worthy of contemplation from Columnist Burt Prelutsky.  A Progressive will probably question Mr. Prelutsky’s intellect.  Others will just question.

“Surely something must be terribly wrong with a man who seems to be far more concerned with a Jew building a house in Israel than with Muslims building a nuclear bomb in Iran.”

Columnist Burt Prelutsky


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Obama Recklessly Changes United States Nuclear Deterrence Strategy

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 5, 2010

Posted below is a News Alert just in from the New York Times, a further indication of just what President Obama meant when he said just prior to his election that America was: “Five Days Away from Fundamentally Transforming America”.  By transformation he clearly meant revolution and it is not pretty.

President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self defense.

The strategy eliminates much of the ambiguity that has deliberately existed in American nuclear policy since the opening days of the Cold War.  For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons, or launched a crippling cyberattack.

What an audacity of arrogance shown by this junior President. Here is a man who prior to be elected president just over one year ago had but two years experience in national office (the Senate) of which most of that time was spent running for the presidency.  Prior to then he was a state senator and community organizer with no experience in the military.  With that weak resume Obama has today changed a nuclear deterrence strategy that has been in place for over 60 years under the tutelage of the following presidents:

1. Harry Truman; 2. Dwight Eisenhower; 3. John Kennedy; 4. Lyndon Johnson; 5. Richard Nixon; 6. Gerald Ford; 7. Jimmy Carter; 8. Ronald Reagan; 9. George H Bush; 10. Bill Clinton; and 11. George W. Bush

Now, after 11 presidents of which five were Democrats and over half had military experience stuck with a proven deterrence policy during which there were no nukes used anywhere in the world, along comes this Progressive-in Chief to modify it.  There is no justification for this reckless act.  It is apparent that President Obama has disdain for all that preceded him.  It is also apparent that this President will make changes for the sake of tearing down what preceded him, irrespective of consequences.  Is this what the country really voted for?  What a sad day for the Country.

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