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“Last I checked, Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues”

Barack Obama mocks Sarah Palin’s objections to disarmament treaty


 

If Barack Obama is worried about a conservative backlash against his nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia, the U.S. president isn’t showing it. Obama took a pot-shot at former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin after she criticized the deal as leaving the U.S. vulnerable. “I really have no response. Because last I checked, Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues,” he told ABC News. “If the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are comfortable with it, I’m probably going to take my advice from them, and not from Sarah Palin.” The treaty calls for both the U.S. and Russia to reduce their nuclear stockpiles by a third (to 1,550 warheads each) over the next seven years.

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“Last I checked, Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues”

  1. Nice try, Mr. President, but it's pretty clear Gates wasn't on board.

    This from a speech by Gates in October 2008:

    "As long as other states have or seek nuclear weapons – and potentially can threaten us, our allies, and friends – then we must have a deterrent capacity that makes it clear that challenging the United States in the nuclear arena – or with other weapons of mass destruction – could result in an overwhelming, catastrophic response. …"

    And,

    "Our nuclear arsenal also helps deter enemies from using chemical and biological weapons. In the first Gulf War, we made it very clear that if Saddam used chemical or biological weapons, then the United States would keep all options on the table. We later learned that this veiled threat had the intended deterrent effect as Iraq considered its options."

    And now we are to believe he had an epiphany after being one of the nation's most pro-active voices for nuclear deterrence? That doesn't even pass the laugh test.

    • Based on these two quotes that you posted it doesnt see as if Gates would not be on board.

      "we must have a deterrent capacity " -> I'm sure 1550 Warheads is still a deterrent capacity.

      This treaty simply reduces the quantity of warheads… it doens't abolish them altogether. I could see Gates being on board for plenty of reasons.

    • I don't see how either of these statements prove anything.

  2. Considering that Obama delivered on the nuclear aspirations of Reagan, it is bizarre that the right-wing in the States is so frothing at the mouth over this.

    Once the treaty is met, America and Russia can still destroy the world many times over, so don't fret Republicans. It's still enough to bring about the End of Days.

  3. Based on these two quotes that you posted it doesnt see as if Gates would not be on board.

    "we must have a deterrent capacity " -> I'm sure 1550 Warheads is still a deterrent capacity.

    This treaty simply reduces the quantity of warheads… it doens't abolish them altogether. I could see Gates being on board for plenty of reasons.

  4. Again, why is everyone so afraid of what Sarah Palin thinks or says. Americans spend an awful lot of time listening to someone they, at the same time, claim is politically irrelevant. As the people begin to see Obama for what he truly is I think they are turning more to Sarah Palin than they would like to admit.

    • You were making sense right up to the point where you started with "turning more to Sarah" then you went completely off the rails.

      • Exactly, why does anyone care what Sarah plain says? She is a complete and utter moron. Stop giving her airtime. When will America realize she and the GOP is a laughing stock of religious clowns.

  5. Obama and the left are so totally infantile I won't comment. Now I can go on like Obama and state categorically the left has absolutely no redeeming features and are the most sanctimonious, hateful, spiteful, humourless, dishonest, pious, useless and dead wrong people the world has ever seen. Obamas vast history with nukes as a community organizer in corrupt Chicago is beyond laughable. Self-appointed elitists are destroying our society.

    • If this is what you sound like when you're not commenting…

  6. And, Hillary is already out on the Sunday shows desperately backtracking on what the treaty actually means,,,,,,