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September 21, 2009

All the President's A-Bombs

All Your Nukes Are Belong to Me: Barack Obama ready to slash US nuclear arsenal | World news | The Guardian
Barack Obama has demanded the Pentagon conduct a radical review of US nuclear weapons doctrine to prepare the way for deep cuts in the country's arsenal, the Guardian can reveal.
Obama has rejected the Pentagon's first draft of the "nuclear posture review" as being too timid, and has called for a range of more far-reaching options consistent with his goal of eventually abolishing nuclear weapons altogether, according to European officials....
The review is due to be completed by the end of this year, and European officials say the outcome is not yet clear. But one official said: "Obama is now driving this process. He is saying these are the president's weapons, and he wants to look again at the doctrine and their role."

That should give him something warm and furry to talk about while chairing the UN Security Council this Thursday, what?

Speaking of which: Obama’s UN Gambit: King of the Universe and the Polls
Obama apparently believes that being flanked by council-member heads of state like Col. Moammar Qaddafi — who is expected to be seated five seats to Obama’s right — will cast a sufficiently blinding spell on the American taxpayer that the perilous state of the nation’s economy, the health-care fiasco, and a summer of “post-racial” scapegoating will pale by comparison.

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HIS weapons?

I know that's not a direct quote, and may not even be a reference to the nuke arsenal directly, but, what with the anxiety created by our President's penchant for seeing himself as the center of the American Universe, it's not paranoid to believe that he thinks our arsenals belong to him now.

Posted by: Roderick Reilly at September 21, 2009 1:20 PM

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