In a bold move President Obama put forth a new strategy for the United Stated when it applies to our usage of Nuclear weapons as a deterrent. I call this a bold move as the President will open himself to criticism from Conservatives; in fact it has already started as Sean Hannity called President Obama the worst president ever after announcing the new strategy. Of course that type of reaction from Conservatives is to be expected, or is it??? I will answer that question in another blog, but for now I will focus on President Obama’s decision.
When President Obama signs the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START Treaty II) the United States strategy for usage of nuclear weapons will change. The U.S. will not use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear nations in the event of a biological, chemical attack or cyber-attack. As long as you are in compliance with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty we will only retaliate with conventional warheads. North Korea and Iran do not comply with Non-Proliferation Treaty so if they want to try us they risk being wiped off the face of this Earth
The START Treaty II also includes the reduction of nuclear weapons; it will limit operationally deployed nuclear warheads from approximately 2,200 to 1,550, down nearly two-thirds from START I.
Many Republicans (Rudy Giuliani) in the next couple of days will use the START Treaty II to call the President weak and say he is putting the country at risk. This is a risky move by the President but it shows the confidence President Obama has gained since the HCR bill became law. The President understands that we (U.S.) cannot act as if we can continue to increase our nuclear weaponry footprint and ask other nations not to start a nuclear weapons program.
With that said I still don’t know if I would be able to sign the START Treaty II; with Iran spitting in the face of the world when it comes to nuclear power (weapons) I HOPE this does not comeback to haunt President Obama!
When you really think about it, who should we be more concerned with?
Iran or North Korea who may or may not use a nuclear weapon in the future against the U.S. Should we be more concerned about the Sarah Palin’s and Michele Bachmann’s of the world that would use nuclear weapons against a nation that would hack your computer, LOL!
Seriously, nuclear weapons should never be used as offensive tools. I hope we never have someone like Palin or Bachmann with their finger on the button!!!
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!