In 2007 Obama Warned He’d Make the US Defenseless… Now He’s Cutting 80% of US Nukes

Back in October 2007 Barack Obama promised as president he would make the United States defenseless.

“I’m the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning. And as president I will end it. Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems. And I will institute an independent “Defense Priorities Board” to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending. Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material; and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.

Now he’s cutting 80% of the US nuclear arsenal.
Rush Limbaugh reported:

There are some things happening today that are downright scary. The regime, led by Barack Hussein Obama, is weighing options for reducing our US nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80% in the number of deployed warheads — 80%. Folks, this is staggering. Meanwhile, the Iranians are nuking up. Iran announced today that they’re gonna cut off oil to six countries that have opposed its nuclear program, and more importantly, Iran also announced that they have installed domestically made nuclear fuel rods in their Tehran reactor.

Now, if that’s true, this is significant because the sanctions that are currently imposed on them are supposed to prevent them from getting the material that you need to make nuclear rods. And, also, if this is true, it puts Iran that much closer to being able to make a nuclear weapon. We’re unilaterally disarming. We are not requiring the Russians to go along and, even if the Russians said they would match these reductions, they lie. That is the lesson of the Russians and nukes. What was our top moment? Our number of warheads peaked at 12,000 in the late eighties. And let me tell you something. That number of nuclear warheads is what helped us win the Cold War. That number of nuclear warheads sent a message to every other nation, particularly at that point in time, the Soviet Union, “You hit us, it doesn’t matter. We’ve got enough left to wipe you out in retaliation.” That many nuclear warheads was a deterrent.

So much is flashing back to me. You go back to the eighties and the seventies, the nuclear freeze movement, the peaceniks wanted to get rid of nukes, and there was an arms race going on. We were increasing our stockpile, as were the Russians. The numbers mattered only in terms of deterrent. We had to keep up, and we had to stay ahead. You build, for example, the B-2 bomber, hoping never to have to use it. The left has never understood this about military matters and defense. They never understood this about nukes. You build them so that you don’t have to use them. That’s the point. You don’t build them because you want to. You don’t build them because you can’t wait to use them. You don’t build them because you’re warmongers. You build them so that you don’t have to. It’s what’s behind practically every major weapon invention and manufacture.

The B-2 stealth bomber, you hope you never have to use it. Now, we have had to, obviously. But the hope is that the brute force and the ability to project power is enough to deter anybody from taking us on. It’s a great strategy, it is how this stuff works, and now Barack Obama is reducing our stockpile unilaterally by 80%, back to 300 warheads. Now, you might say, “Well, that’s good, Rush, it’s making the world safer.” It is not making the world safer. If the Russians still have 15,000 or 2,000, whatever the number is, folks, there’s a balance of power here that has shifted away from us, and this — I am here to tell you — is by design.

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  • pink tie Republican

    Under Sharia law, President Soetoro would have alreadylost his two hands and his tongue.

  • Rachelle

    He will do as much harm as he can before he leaves office.

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  • Remco Kimber

    This is simply the continuation of the sovereignty-destroying One Worlders who have populated the State Dept since the 1930s, most of whom had been “trained” in One Worldism at the elite colleges. These people are the Ruling Class, to use Corevilla’s descriptor from his July 2010 article in Amer. Spectator.

    This policy is found in Pub. 7277, titled Freedom from War (1961), this ambitious plan calls for each nation of the world to disarm while simultaneously strengthening the UN to the point that no one nation could topple the then reality of World Government.

    To quote the document, “The peace-keeping capabilities of the United Nations would be sufficiently strong and the obligations of all states under such arrangements sufficiently far-reaching as to assure peace and the just settlement of differences in a disarmed world.”

    Obama is following the path that other post0WW!! presidents have done, slowly disarm the USA.

    The full doc can be found here,

    To the One Worlders, we are merely subjects to be ruled, not citizens to be respected.

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  • Mr. X

    Other than safety glasses, I’ve never seen President Obama wear glasses. It’s a cynical move but I just picked up on my ham radio that he’ll be wearing reading glasses by July. Clear glass.

  • Redwine

    This treasonous tinpot dictator who tramples on our Constitution, our rights, our sovereignty, our liberty, our security, our lives needs, together with his co-conspirators, to be arrested and thrown in prison for the rest of his miserable life.

  • Johnny “Stanford” Davis

    Where’s the source on this? You referenced Rush, but you didn’t reference where he got that information. Do you have a source or are you just repeating something inaccurate without verifying it? #Journalism

  • Skandia Recluse

    Obama is reducing our weapons stockpile and gutting our military at the same time he is trying to provoke Iran into open warfare. Now that is smart diplomacy.

    Cut our nukes, and leak stories to the media about how Israel is going to attack Iran’s nuke sites, and cut off Iran from international banking. Ya, I can see how that would work well for us.

  • Skip

    Johnny “Stanford” Davis commented: “Where’s the source on this? ”


    US weighing options for future cuts in nuculear weapons, including 80% reduction

  • gee!

    Financially crippling us………..making us more weak………….disarming our military………by cutting half trillion dollars………..while sending his muslim brothers a check for 800 billion…………shifting our influences from the Middle-East to Asia…………and now cutting our nuclear arms………..america we are being sit-up here……….just like our friend Israel………..wait for coming attacks from his muslim brothers…….we want have the money are the power to fight back………just sayin

  • Redwine
  • Ausonius

    The story is an apparent leak from someone in the administration, which I think you could extrapolate from Rush’s statement “if true.”
    Would it suprise anyone? There is no limit to what barry will do to energize his base (malcontents, communists, do-nothings, etc.) in order to get elected. You must understand, he has to have all of the kooks reved up so they will vote a dozen times each. That is the election strategy.

    National security for a country he despises is an impediment to his goals.

  • C-Christian Soldier

    hope no one is surprisedthe-
    bho is a student of alinsky (lucifer’s freind)
    and bill ayers- terrorist turned university professor-
    G_d damn America-rev wright-

    the Rs -GoP et al did not do their ‘home-work’ or
    did do it and are the same as bho–


  • Obamas regulation destroy jobs

    He is going to get us all killed..dear god, this is insane…will Congress do impeachment NOW?? We have to do something! Sweet Jesus… Call your Congressman…OMG…he is with IRAN?????!!!! He is showing his true self….this is treason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I know why they say December 21 is the end..its him..Nostradamus…ONE man will destroy the world.
    the democrats did this…he single handily shutting down America…hates guns but supports abortion????

  • Skip

    There is absolutely no way anyone in their right mind who could vote to give this pathetic human being another term as the President of our country.

    His plan is working quite well to bring America to it’s knees.

  • Mr. X

    Norman Lear tuned into my Ham radio transmissions too. He said “Eat food on camera. It worked in All in the Family and it worked for Steve Cannell in the Rockford Files”.

    So, expect to see Obama slowly eating a lot of food with his glasses on this summer.

  • zooomzooom

    he’s doing EXACTLY what he said he would.

    and don’t forget the world tour bow’s that he did. That meant something!!!!!

  • Druid

    Barrack Hussein Obama – He is not anti-American – he is just for the other side – so stop questioning his patriotism.

  • Martin Guerre

    This would mean, what – now we could only destroy the world 5 times over?