Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Obama - My Senator, But NOT My Candidate

It is my distinct pleasure to enjoy the antics of two Senators, and be able to call them my own. Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Barack Obama represent my State of Illinois. Add to that, Senator Hillary Clinton was born and raised just outside Chicago, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Whoopee!! Dubious Distinctions to be sure. But too much for one post, so today let's look at just the junior Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.

Talk about naive. First, he wants to invade the sovereign territory of one of our allies. Second, he wants to hold talks with Foreign Leaders, hostile to the US, without any prior concessions. Now, he wants to Eliminate all Nuclear Weapons in the World. This astonishing show of Political Naivety is documented in The New York Times. (Obama to Urge Elimination of Nuclear Weapons)
Senator Barack Obama will propose on Tuesday setting a goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons in the world, saying the United States should greatly reduce its stockpiles to lower the threat of nuclear terrorism, aides say.
What's he thinking? Can anyone realistically envision countries like Iran, North Korea, China and Russia agreeing to do so and then keeping their word? This idea has worked so successfully in the past as evidenced by over 50 years of the Soviet, US Cold War. Remember treaties like SALT I, SALT II, START I, START II and SORT?

International Treaties have not worked any better. North Korea agreed to one such Treaty, Violated the Treaty and then withdrew from the Treaty when caught.
Mr. Obama, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, often tells voters that the Iraq war has consumed American foreign policy to the detriment of its ability to address other threats facing the nation. In his speech on Tuesday, aides said, Mr. Obama will assert, as he has before, that the United States should not threaten terrorist training camps with nuclear weapons.

If elected, Mr. Obama plans to say, he will lead a global effort to secure nuclear weapons and material at vulnerable sites within four years. He also will pledge to end production of fissile material for weapons, agree not to build new weapons and remove any remaining nuclear weapons from hair-trigger alert. [empahasi mine]
This sounds like a plan which will work. And for his next act I am sure Senator Obama will propose the Government buy Power Ball Lottery tickets to pay off the National Debt!

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