August 2, 2007

"Senator, it’s not that tough"

Here's a good bit by Dean B:

...By DENNIS CONRAD Associated Press Writer, WASHINGTON (AP) _ Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday he would not use nuclear weapons ''in any circumstance.''

''I think it would be a profound mistake for us to use nuclear weapons in any circumstance,'' Obama said, with a pause, ''involving civilians.'' Then he quickly added, ''Let me scratch that. There's been no discussion of nuclear weapons. That's not on the table.''
Gosh, Senator, it’s not that tough. Try this: “As president of the United States, I would do whatever is necessary to defend the American people. We all pray that we’ll never need to use nuclear weapons. But I would do what is necessary in my role as Commander in Chief to protect this country.”

Obama’s lack of seriousness on global affairs is somewhat mystifying. He’s not a dumb guy. This isn’t Joe Biden who keeps saying stupid things. The only conceivable explanation for why Obama is so nave and out if his depth when discussing geo-political matters is that in his many years as a community organizer, he never gave them much thought. You don’t exactly need to be a keen observer of modern power to know America’s nuclear deterrent is somewhat important to our safety. What kind of serious politician would glibly and unilaterally yank that deterrent off the table?...

Stupid, of course. It's the deterrent that keeps the nukes from being used. Nobody wants to start trouble with us and our allies (except terrorist loons) because of the slight possibility that we might give them more trouble in return than they can possibly imagine. In fact it's that deterrent that has made wars between developed countries extinct. Germany will never invade Poland or Czechoslovakia again because either of these countries could cobble together nuclear bombs in a matter of weeks or months... If you believe in peace, you must be pro-nuke.

"...in his many years as a community organizer, he never gave them much thought." Well, they don't. Think, that is. SF has "community organizer" jackasses up to our ears, and none of them think. Why? Because political correctness lowers your effective IQ.

Posted by John Weidner at August 2, 2007 12:50 PM
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