Obama Vows to Gut America’s Nuclear Arsenal…Again!
Let’s see now… Obama is gutting our deployed nuclear stockpile from 5,113 to 1,550. Now, he want’s to gut that even further! If recent news items are to be believed, Obama is aiming at a low end retention of only 300 nukes. That would drop us down to about the level of nukes possessed by France! Gee, that’s comforting…
Anyway, good luck with that, comrade Obama. Better get crackin’ before November, чмо!:
Obama vows to pursue further nuclear cuts with Russia
Matt Spetalnick and Jeremy Laurence
March 26, 2012
SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Monday to pursue further nuclear arms cuts with Russia, urged China to follow suit and issued stern warnings to North Korea and Iran in their nuclear standoffs with the West.
Acknowledging the United States has more warheads than necessary, Obama held out the prospect of new reductions in the U.S. arsenal as he sought to rally world leaders for additional concrete steps against the threat of nuclear terrorism.
“We can already say with confidence that we have more nuclear weapons than we need,” Obama told students at South Korea’s Hankuk University a few hours before a global nuclear security summit opened in Seoul.
He pledged a new arms-control push with incoming Russian president Vladimir Putin when they meet in May. But any further reductions would face stiff election-year opposition from Republicans in Congress who already accuse him of weakening America’s nuclear deterrent.
Though Obama was vague on exactly how such a vision would be achieved, he voiced confidence the United States and Russia, which reached a landmark arms-control treaty in 2010, “can continue to make progress and reduce our nuclear stockpiles”.
“I firmly believe that we can ensure the security of the United States and our allies, maintain a strong deterrent against any threat, and still pursue further reductions in our nuclear arsenal,” he said.
But another arms accord with Moscow will be a tough sell to U.S. conservatives who say Obama has not moved fast enough to modernize the U.S. strategic arsenal, a pledge he made in return for Republican votes that helped ratify the START treaty.
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