When President Obama‘s radical base speaks, be it the militant gay rights folks or rich Hollywood moonbats, he is quick to respond.
In the lead-up to the G8 Summit held in Northern Ireland this week, an array of far-left actors, from Whoopi Goldberg to Morgan Freeman, put together a video urging Obama to “set the world’s course” for an end to nuclear weapons.
And right on cue, while speaking in Berlin at the conclusion of the G8 Summit, Obama repeated the four goals of his plan to eliminate all nuclear weapons, as outlined in a 2009 speech the aforementioned video opens with.
As for yesterday’s speech, the Telegraph called it “pure mush, another clichéd “citizens of the world” polemic with little substance.”
Obama spoke of new limits on the use of U.S. nuclear weapons and called for sharp warhead cuts aimed at what he called achieving “peace with justice,” the Washington Free Beacon reported.
“Peace with justice means pursuing the security of a world without nuclear weapons, no matter how distant that dream may be,” Obama said.
As Free Beacon noted, the president said he intended to seek “negotiated cuts” with Russia but appeared to leave open a unilateral one-third warhead arsenal reduction by the United States.
Surely, if Obama takes the lead in eliminating our nuclear arsenal, the rest of the world will follow suit out of sheer admiration. Right?
Fortunately, some in Congress fail to prescribe to such dangerous naivete.
Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called the announced disarmament plan “the triumph of hope over experience,” the Free Beacon notes.
In a released statement, Inhofe said:
“Hope that a U.S. disarmament example would encourage other countries to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear arsenals; hope that negotiations with Russia would ‘reset’ relations; and hope that reducing the role of nuclear weapons would make the world a safer place.”
“Instead, our experience has been that nuclear arsenals — other than ours — are on the rise, Russia defies us at almost every turn, efforts to curb the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran are failing, and our allies grow increasingly uneasy about the reliability of U.S. nuclear guarantees.”
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