2 thoughts on “More on Obama’s good and bad”

  1. Possible bad [1]

    “it seems that the Obama administration has zeroed out funding for a nuclear warhead replacement program that his own Secretary of Defense considered vital to the future of nuclear stewardship. He’s also proposed significant increases in funding for non-proliferation programs, and he wants to strengthen the hand of the Energy Department to put them into place.

    By zeroing out the Reliable Replacement Warhead program, Obama has decided that there is no compelling reason to build the next generation of nuclear weapons. He’s talked about a future where the world existed without nuclear weapons, so this isn’t a surprise, although he has departed from his national security campaign platform elsewhere. ”

    Zenpundit just tweeted this as the Kellog-Briand of the 21st century. It’s possible Obama is serious about chasing this absurd notion of a world with zero nukes and that could be very very bad.

    [1] http://politics.theatlantic.com/2009/05/obama_and_zero_nukes_he_means_it.php

  2. Brent,

    Thanks for the comment!

    My own take is that Obama’s talk on nukes is just diplomatic fluff, and simply reiterating the diplomatic fiction that we are denuclearizing. (This was stated in the NNPT).

    New nukes are useful, but more money for rehabilitation of injury veterans would probably be more so.

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