“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.”
October 22, 2007
The anti-Reagan, Barack Obama, pushed his “Strength Through Weakness” plan for America in Prague, Czech Republic today- the same day that North Korea with the Iranian regime’s help just shot a missile over Japan into the Pacific.
Within hours of North Korea launching a long-range rocket over the Pacific Barack Obama called for the world to rid itself of nuclear weapons… with the US leading the way.
The Politico reported:
Just hours after North Korea launched a long-range rocket, President Barack Obama called for “a world without nuclear weapons” and said the United States has a “moral responsibility” to lead the way, as the only nation ever to use them.
Obama’s speech was long planned as the centerpiece of his first presidential trip overseas, but it gained new urgency after North Korea sent a multi-part rocket soaring over the Sea of Japan early Sunday morning.
North Korea insisted the launch was meant to put a satellite into space but the U.S. and other nations believe Pyongyang is trying to develop the capability to launch a nuclear warhead.
The president, who was woken up just after 4:30 a.m. local time by news of the launch, spoke to the authoritarian state in remarks hastily added to his text.
“Now is the time for a strong international response, and North Korea must know that the path to security and respect will never come through threats and illegal weapons,” Obama said to a crowd estimated at 20,000 in the cobblestone square at the elegant Prague Castle, in what was the largest audience of his five-country, eight-day swing.
“All nations must come together to build a stronger, global regime. And that’s why we must stand shoulder to shoulder to pressure the North Koreans to change course.”
Even without what Obama called North Korea’s “provocation,” the speech was set against considerable symbolism.
The president directly addressed the Cold War history of this former Soviet bloc city, calling the remaining nuclear weapons “the most dangerous legacy” of that era.
That’s right, Barack.
Let’s all hold hands and sing Kumbaya.
Barack Obama wrote his college thesis on disarming America from nuclear weapons.
Isn’t it about time someone dug that up and took a look at it?
UPDATE: Sweetness and Light adds this on Obama’s ignorance of history and facts:
We must make sure we have no more military power than the moral paragons of Russia and China. Or, actually far less, since without our nuclear advantage we lag behind them in military strength.
And speaking of this administration’s unadulterated ignorance of history:
It is not only a lofty goal. Gary Samore, Obama’s arms control coordinator, said the plan has a strategic aim: to give the U.S. extra leverage in opposing the pursuit of nuclear arms in adversarial countries such as North Korea and Iran. “We are trying to seek the moral high ground,” Samore said.
Could Mr. Samore cite one example of how having the moral high ground has ever helped any country with the possible and singular exception of Great Britain versus India and Ghandi?