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May 7, 2010

Re: Obama's Spill Of Our Nuclear Secrets

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A troubling Washington Times editorial yesterday brings up the question many Americans have been scratching their heads over; why in the hell did Barack Obama order the spilling of our deepest nuclear secret to the world?

The Washington Times writes (emphasis added):

The Obama administration has revealed - for the first time ever - the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal in detail. This information was a closely guarded secret for more than 60 years. By unloading such sensitive information, President Obama is responsible for deliberately exposing a chink in America's defensive armor. The Land of the Free is less secure for it.

On orders from the White House, the Pentagon on Monday released the exact number of nuclear warheads as the 189-nation nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference got under way in New York. The U.S. nuclear stockpile now stands at 5,113 warheads, down from a high of 31,255 in 1967.

Never before has the United States allowed either friend or foe access to such precise information about our nuclear assets - and for good reason. A healthy dread of these awesome weapons has deterred aggression against the American homeland and kept the nation safe.

Disarmament officials and purported peace activists claim the frank U.S. disclosure will elicit similar openness on the part of other nuclear powers, leading them to follow suit. We're not so sure that neighborhood bullies will decide that giving away state secrets is the cool thing to do on the nuclear playground. While revealing the size of the stockpile might earn some diplomatic plaudits for an approval-seeking Mr. Obama, surrendering such information constitutes shortsighted defense policy.

Contrary to Team Obama's pipe dream of a nuclear-free world, the unfolding international trend is toward uncontrollable nuclear proliferation, not reduction - especially in the Third World. It's hardly breaking news that nations that wish us ill profess platitudes of peace while quietly developing their own nuclear capabilities. Foremost among them is the Islamic Republic of Iran, whose president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on Monday called on treaty signatories to punish nations that threaten other countries with nuclear weapons. This was a thinly veiled snipe at the United States.

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As the Times goes on to point out, providing America's adversaries with precise information about our military capabilities only assists their strategy against us. If Obama had any useful experience, he would know that - assuming he's not weakening America on purpose. And as Team Obama brings about America's surrender of its position as the world's foremost military superpower, enemy nations (think Iran, Russia, China, N. Korea) will most certainly rush forward to pick it up - leaving America vulnerable to their whims.

And we thought the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was a national disaster. As we're learning more and more each day, we have a bigger one in the WH!

Posted by Abdul at May 7, 2010 9:34 AM



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