Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Political: Obamassiah Rides Again
Two goals of his administration would be to secure all loose nuclear material during his first term and to rid the world of nuclear weapons, Obama told an audience before a roundtable discussion at Purdue University.I wish he would stop talking about foreign policy. He makes me nervous; any moment now I'm expecting him to run out toward Edgy Adji with a daisy in his hand, a spring in his step, and a hopeful smile on his face. Maybe he should call up Sarkozy and suggest that France lead the way? Or perhaps he'll focus on Israel? Yeah, that's the ticket.
Obama said adhering to nonproliferation treaties would put pressure on nations such as North Korea and Iran. North Korea has tested a nuclear weapon and Iran has an energy program the Bush administration warns could be a precursor to nuclear weapon development.
"As long as nuclear weapons exist, we'll retain a strong deterrent. But we will make the goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons a central element in our nuclear policy," Obama said.
The Anchoress has made a lot of sense to me this election cycle. Yes, Pelosi is incompetent, and the implication is that if a Democrat is to win the presidency, that Democrat needs to have a firm and well thought-out set of policies. .
Cracking up about a headline link on Dr. M's new blog regarding this article "Neither Will There Be Any More War, Nor Tears OMG! Obama IS the Messiah!"
Heck. I hope his campaign doesn't turn out to be an exercise in sweet delusion. We DO need change, and that of course means we need a realistic discussion of policies.
If we want real change, we are going to have to form a political consensus to change, and that means the voters have to hear the agenda and basically accept. Congress doesn't like to go out on a limb.
Israel never signed the treaty.
What the hell does "change" have to do with it? Getting ELECTED is all that matters. That's politics.
Get used to it.
If Israel were to be denuked, the other countries in the region would have to try to acquire them. I cannot see how that would be in ANYONE'S interest.
Nor would Israel ever give up its nukes, so if this interpretation is correct, then the anti-proliferation campaign would be an excuse to isolate Israel in an attempt to curry favor with interests in the region. Which brings us back to Rob Dawg.
My suffering over the vote for McCain is real, but on the other hand every day the alternative looks less possible.
Iran seems to be trying to put some internal breaks on Edgy Adji's ambitions, but it still seems far too much like Mussolini's Italy for me to feel that the problem can be solved. It's a historical fact that countries without a broad-based political structure do insane things.
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