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  • Morning Bell: The Road to a New Nuclear Arms Race

    Later today, the Obama administration will release the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) which will set the framework for decisions on U.S. nuclear policy for the next five to 10 years. Coupled with the follow-on Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START II) to be signed in Prague this Thursday, these documents begin to implement the “road to zero” nuclear dream President Barack Obama outlined in Czech Republic last year. In their exclusive interview with President Obama about the NPR, David Sanger and Peter Baker report in The New York Times:

    Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example, the new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons, overruling the initial position of his own defense secretary.

    Unfortunately for Americans, President Obama’s new strategy will have the exact opposite result of its intended effect. Instead of incentivizing countries to give up nuclear ambitions, it creates new incentives for them to maintain or develop their own nuclear programs. First look at the Russians, who clearly still see their nuclear weapons as the cornerstone of their defense, no matter how much President Obama wishes it were otherwise. Moscow has no interest in diminishing its own nuclear arsenal, but it is perfectly happy to allow the Obama administration to weaken the U.S. deterrent until it is on equal footing with Russia’s currently mediocre might.

    A country like Iran is equally unimpressed with President Obama’s unilateral disarmament strategy. Tehran wants to be the pre-eminent power in the Middle East, and as a nuclear state it can more credibly make that claim. But more importantly, nuclear weapons would also boost the current regime’s domestic survival. Nuclear powers do not mess in the internal affairs of other nuclear powers. Witness Tiananmen Square. The ayatollahs believe that, when they have the bomb, they can crush the freedom-loving opposition with total impunity. They are counting the days.

    First START and now the NPR demonstrate a shift by the Obama administration away from relying on nuclear deterrence to protect America and toward reliance on unverifiable international treaties. But as President Obama makes our nuclear arsenal smaller, less reliable and less usable, it becomes a far less credible deterrent to nuclear attack. Rather than serve as an example for other nation’s to follow, President Obama’s nuclear weakness will only give America’s enemies every incentive to advance their own programs. The President’s arms control “road” is more likely to lead to a new arms race, rather than to “zero.”

    To provide some stark reality to the Obama administration’s dreams of a nuke-free world, The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Defense Studies are hosting a Conservative Counter Summit to Question the Obama Nuclear Agenda. The first event is today at Heritage, and you can watch it online here beginning at 10 AM EDT. The second event will be at AEI shortly after Congress reconvenes.

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    83 Responses to Morning Bell: The Road to a New Nuclear Arms Race

    1. Mismicmoy says:

      Does anyone else feel like we are trapped in an episode of Pinky and the Brain, and Pinky is running the country?

    2. Mismicmoy, Texas says:

      Does anyone else feel like we are trapped in an episode of Pinky and the Brain, and Pinky is running the country? I don't think we have a Brain to stop Pinky's madness.

    3. American Miles says:

      It would be nice if we all lived in the same world Obama lives in but the rest of us live in the REAL world and understand that there will always be evil bent on destroying us using whatever means possible. To reduce our defenses in the face of increasing threats by rogue nations is a dereliction of duty. God help us all.

    4. Grace says:

      Now he is attacking our National Defense. This is absolutely ridiculous. I understand what he's trying to do but again he's in LA LA Land. The countries who are developing Nuclear weapons have no intention of striking a peace agreement or anything like that. They are making them to use them against us and others. BOBO does not understand people or what this country is about. He thinks everyone should be equal and that is just not the reality of these situations. I could not believe when I heard him say that if we are attacked by a biological weapon we would not retaliate with a Nuclear weapon. As our citizens are dropping dead in the streets what is he going to do – call the President of whatever country we're attacked by and "talk it out". My Gosh – he will go down as the worse president in history.

    5. MJF, CT says:

      So basically, under President Obama, the United States will curb its nuclear capability while the rest of the world can do what it wants. Once again, President Obama shows where his true allegiance lies and it is NOT with the United States of America.

    6. Pat Finch Alabama says:

      It's the same old ways with the dems. whomever is in office weaken the US military might as much as possible . They have some sort of weird dream that the world is going to follow their vision , and they aren't. If the dems. think there will never be another war and that the world is going to get along with each other and live in peace they are sadly mistaken, it is a shame that the world can't live in peace and harmony, but it is a fact of life.

    7. Christopher Popham S says:

      The Russians will eventually stab us in the back and not live up to any 'treaty', that

      threatens their particular level of a nuclear arsenal. This is an extremely dangerous

      policy move on the part of the U.S. It makes us look weak in both resolve and committment to disarm. The idea that we could not use high grade nuclear weapons against a rogue or terrorist threat or attack, is just lunacy.

      By signing this 'treaty' we do indeed invite all countries with nuclear aspirations to

      invest in the global nuclear arms race. Just remember, that it will only take one

      misguided or terroristic young captain or technician, to some day just throw up his

      hands and push the red button, triggering nuclear annihilation. Doom a nd gloom

      prediction? You betcha.

      This is bad news. This is not good for the image or the power of the United States.

      Good luck, America.

    8. Ken Jarvis says:

      HF – Doesn't want Obama to end the Nuke Arms Race.

      There is NO PROFIT IN PEACE.

      Updated – http://www.facebook.com/LVKen7?v=feed&story_f

    9. Joseph S. Hill says:

      So far as I understand it, if this administration is going to weaken our nuclear defense and the Russians and others do not how does one measure logic. It does not make any sense at all. We will be going down the road to being "out gunned" and eventually third rate nation status.

    10. Lakewood, WA says:

      A smaller tribe (US) needs a bigger club (NUCLEAR DETERRENT).

    11. Paul Terry Stone, Su says:

      Nothing like The United States is mentioned in end-time Bible prophecy. After reading this, now I know why.

    12. NeoConVet says:

      Should we expect Barry and his band of Socialist Democratic Party (SDP) leftist to do otherwise? In their view a weak America is a "good" America, regardless of the dangers. The world view of trying to make avowd enemies like is us is foolish.

    13. gerald skey says:

      It would appear self evident that President Obama believes that in order to effect progress, someone has to take the first step. To me, this makes sense. Wha does not make sense is weakening oneself in the process. What bothers me about the Obama approach is that he seems oblivious to the possibility that others – call them our enemies if you wish – might not reciprocate. If reciprocity fails, all he would be doing is weakening the country with nothing to show as a positive. What I do not understand in this process is the President's almost obsessive need to be "liked". I would feel differently if anyof these countries, Venezuela included, had indicated any willingness to cooperate. He can say anything that his speech writers want him to say, but those thoughts and gestures simply do not play in Peoria – at least no so far.

    14. Joe Arsenault says:

      The Boy's on a roll. The Carter administration all over again,

      Hold on till fall. The "E"word is looking better & better.

      Joe A

    15. Al Wunsch, Fl says:

      While this may not seem like a big deal, it reminds me of the wisdom of other progressives in the 1930s when they recommended to England that she disarm to show Hitler the way toward peace. It makes about as much sense.

    16. Gary Nevada/Alaska says:

      Many have said, that America could only be destroyed by betrayal from within. Obama's delusional policies will set this world on fire;

      forcing the Israilis into war, and civil discord in our own nation. After Obama's visit to Afghanistan, Karzi is talking about joining the "Taliban." wonderful, what diplomacy?!

    17. Robert, Tampa, FL says:

      The security of America is the most important job of the President. The message to other nations regarding America's national security. If you attack we will respond with the option to use every available military asset to ensure you will never strike us again. A simple common sense statement that has worked well for over 50 years. Why would Obama want to change it and limit our available options?

    18. Richard H. Irish, Ed says:

      The continuing acts of Obama to dismantle our security, be it lowering our number of "nukes", leaving our borders porous, permitting homosexuals into the military or continuing to ruin our economy, only serve to display the degree of disdain he holds for our country. All of this just renders me ever more dumbfounded by the fact that our elected Members of Congress steadfastly refuse to address the fact that Obama is NOT the natural born citizen as REQUIRED by our Constitution.

      Mr. Obama's (claimed) father was a British subject, rendering Obama ineligible to be POTUS; thus we are witnessing the first coup in my 80 years as a REAL natural born citizen!

    19. Jupiter, Florida says:

      Let's take away all the guns that police have and everyone will behave.

      The increased security risk this Administration has bestowed upon the U.S. is mind-boggling but not nearly as much as the sound of silence from the media.

    20. Blair, Franconia, NH says:

      We have Retardocrats, ( I mean Democrats), in Congress, who don't believe in the Constitution, and who "have to pass the bill in order to know what's in it." Tovarich Pelosi's words, not mine. Then we have Barack Hussein Obama, the President of the

      United States, and the Jimmy Carter-in-Chief, (I mean Commander-in-Chief), of the Armed Forces. Wouldn't you like to up to him, whack him on the side of the head, and

      ask him "WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?!" I would. If the Secret Service didn't arrest me first.

    21. Nancy Brentwood TN says:

      It never ends!

    22. Walter L. Brown Jr, says:

      By now most people have seen the picture of the neighbor that posted a sign declaring that his neighbor's house was un-armed. This is the same thing only on a much bigger scale.

      God help us….

    23. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      The above comments are troubling. People still don't recognize what Obama is and do not understand that he is doing everything he can to destroy this nation,

      helped by the Dems and the left-wing national news media.

    24. Rick, Alabama says:

      Like Ronald Reagan said: of the four wars he had seen in his life time, none were caused because the United States was too strong.

    25. bigdave, ocala fl says:

      The USSR was under COMMUNIST control for 70 years, with the LEADERS LYING(like Obama) to the people, accusing the US of Imperialism, while REAGAN told the truth and built the US into the only remaining SUPERPOWER! Now the freed Russians COPY the US to achieve markets and jobs and a decent lifestyle. OBAMA and his ILK COPY THE OLD USSR !!! Don't think so? Where did all the appointed by Obama little avowed commies and leftist radicals come from huh? Supporting Obama means YOU WANT THE OLD USSR LIFESTYLE…government control of your daily lives, spies everywhere to inform on YOU, lines to buy a loaf of bread, lines to buy a little piece of meat, NO DOCTORS anywhere, take 7 years to buy a car that will not run, religion prohibited(like Obama arresting all the Christians…guess thats better than Clinton and Reno who KILLED THEM!), energy rationed, no freedom of speach, all TV and Movies CONTROLLED/APPROVED by the government(don't think thats where we are headed Hollywierd? Better wake the heck up, you are about to join the POOR!). And all lead by the leftist news media in our country. They bash Bush still after 8 years of it. Yeah, it was awful under GW…4% unemployment, stock market highest ever, people making lots of money, lots of taxes being paid INSPITE of a TAX CUT, hitting back at those who attacked us(Clinton did NOTHING cause he was scared to make a decision), housing boom…yeah, it was really awful wasn't it? And for 8 years the leftist media proclaimed "we are in the worst recession ever"…What a joke! Your choice people, better make a decision quick, we are about to be sold down the proverbial river.

    26. Sue From Detroit says:

      It has been nice talking with you all. I wonder how long it will be before we are nuked.

    27. Laura Tampa, Florida says:

      In the area of national defense and security, I want the President to support "The Chicago Way" – you know – if they bring a knife, you bring a gun, etc.

      "The very fame of our strength and readiness would be a means of discouraging our enemies; for 'tis a wise and true saying, that "One sword often keeps another in the scabbard." The way to secure peace is to be prepared for war. They that are on their guard, and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent." Benjamin Franklin

    28. john Arizona says:

      All together now, start singing KumBaYa, and practice your hugs for when we can get together with the Taliban and the other peaceful folks in this world who are intent on killing Americans. What is the saying about not knowing history and thereby repeating it?

    29. randydutton says:

      EMP is an effective use of nuclear weapons that doesn't directly kill people or destroy cities. Russia and China are fine tuning their electromagnetic pulse weaponry. America isn't. Other countries have recognized EMP as their best opportunity to hit America. With Progressives' decision to shelve nuclear upgrade, and to not retaliate with nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear WMD attack, they have made us more vulnerable.

      Read the book "One Second After" about a fictional account of surviving a EMP attack against the US.

      Second, recognize that liberal New York City is likely the first target of a WMD. Send them your condolences and prayers. Don't engage in hate, just pity.

    30. Henry McDonald says:

      Our policy has been virtually the same for 55 years. Since deployment in 1945, the U.S. has NOT used nuclear weapons BUT they have been our greatest deterent to aggression. JFK relied on their presence to force Moscow to give up its imperialistic ideas in our hemisphere. NOW, the Great Obama, who is SMARTER than any other president, decides it's time to "redestribute" the power. You think that the SMARTEST guy in the world would understand the concept of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". To further impress us with his lack of understanding of the world, the leaked portion in the NYT denotes the U.S. will NEVER use them as long as a country signs the treaty. THAT country can unleash a pre-emptive biological attack but WE won't retaliate with any kind of nuclear weapon. In the game Sunday, the Colts won't use their passing attack – see how that works for 'em. Time to re-read that portion of the constitution regarding treason – the part that mentions giving aid and comfort to our enemies.

    31. Richard Cancemi says:

      Obama is a blooming,bloody idiot!!! Thank you all who voted for him!

    32. Ben Harrison, Hemet says:

      Either our president is very, very naive or he is a mole.

    33. william childress Co says:

      BHO knows nothing about providing a defense for our nation. He is literally living our nation to the "mercy of the enemy. Is there anything that we as a people can do to stop this guy from doing somethng so stupid ? How can we defend our selves from those liberals that are willing to surrender out nation, once the most powerful nation in the world. what bothers me knowing what this guy is doing to our country is really very troubling becasue it seems to me that there is nothing we can do. So what good is it to know.

      Will it take an American revolution like in 1776 to regain comom sense in the Unites states of America? this what i hate about analyses with out solutions.

      My God keep America free and strong.

      WOC

    34. Dr. Joseph Foster/ F says:

      Weapons of mass destruction [WMD] have traditionally included nuclear, biological, and chemical. Isolating nuclear weapons from a legitament response to the offense use of chemical and biological [CB] weapons against US assets will serve as an incentive for enemies to aggressively respond with CB without the dread of nuclear defense. This is an open invitation to not only terrorists but those "rogue" nationals who are less than friendly to US national and International interest. Given that the cost of the development of fully operational CB capability is 3-5 orders of magnitude less expense than nuclear capability while providing equivalent or greater lethality, this decision is an open invitation for our enemies to attack the US population on our soil without fear of retaliation. This also constrain the ranges of responses open in the defense of our allies world wide, e.g. buffer state from the former Soviet Union, Israel, and Taiwan. This is really a naive decision which will bring us instantly closer the environment for WW III with CB on the table.

    35. Darrell, Denver says:

      Everyday I say.."Surely it cannot get any worse"…and each day, I am "shocked" even more. How much more can our country take take before we reach the point of NO RETURN?? Nov. HURRY UP AND GET HERE!!

    36. whitneymuse (Souther says:

      The whole purpose for the Nukes is deterence; how many of these do we need to make that point? Before getting our undies in a twist I hope you'll get your favorite media reporter a call and let them know you/we are monitoring their ouput/lack of on this story. Thank Goodness for the Heritage Foundation & Dick Cheney.

    37. Doug Whaley, Lake Ha says:

      My first reaction to this is how naive can one be?! Then thinking about it a little more he isn't naive at all. He is systematically tearing the country down to the level of where he thinks we should be. That would be somewhere between France and Germany as far as providing a social welfare state domestically and making the military so weak he can honestly say we can't harm anyone which in his pea brain we have been doing for the past 200 plus years.

      This man and his regime are hell bent at destroying this country as we have known it. The fact that the majority of the world is somewhat free because of our actions over the past century means nothing to him. Now we have complete evidence of what his hope and change were all about.

      My main fear is that the Republican Party doesn't have the guts and leadership to do anything about it. The Tea Partiers are itching to make things happen and we have idiots in the Republican Party like Lindsey Graham and John McCain who want to support the Obama regime gain amnesty for all of the illegals in the country and push forward with cap and trade. Forget the fact the country is basically bankrupt and these things will add trillions of dollars to the debt, forget the fact there is over 10% unemployment and these things will add more to the unemployment rolls. No these idiots and their liberal friends think it is good for the country!

      We need not fear Russia, Iran or North Korea folks. We have our own home bred idiots who are doing their best to destroy us from within.

    38. Steven D. Shurtleff says:

      PULEEASE!! everyone wake up and start voting this cancer out or our lives in november!!

    39. Ben C. Ann Arbor, MI says:

      This is a very serious issue and has nothing to do with profits. I strongley suggest people who think we need only sit around a campfire and sing Kum-byeahh and the world will be at peace need only look at Saddam Hussan and Kuwait. Countries WILL attack those they perceive as weak or lacking the fortitude to defend themselves. Perception is reality. And given 'radical Islams" intention of converting the world to Islam (an agenda since 600 AD) I fear what I imagine will happen. While nuclear war is hell – it will be inevitable if our country disarms.

    40. Jeanne Stotler,Woodb says:

      Somolia has siezed an oil tanker headed for USA. I believe there is a greater force than we know off, and BHO, Pelosi ands Reid are part of it. This force is determined to bring us to our knees, they will put the majority into slave labor camps. We can prevent this by voting and keeping OUR eyes and ears open, I am sure there are more of us who treasur our freedoms than those who are set to overthrow it. Vote Nov.2, 2010 God Bless America

    41. Paul, Delaware says:

      Tuesday, April 06, 2010

      Is this not a parallel to England's N. Chamberlain's tragically flawed policy of appeasement of A.Hitler in the last days before WW-II?

      To my knowledge, there has never been a success story of appeasing belligerents (social groups or nation). The accommodating country only succeed in betraying the trust of those relying on it. The belligerent country continues aggression without second thoughts. Its a lose-lose situation. Very tragic recurring history.

      Mr. Obama seems persistently bent on repeating historical errors of other leaders and national policies. He seems to either not understand history, or is simply ignorant of Western history. I favor the former.

    42. D says:

      He is dagerous for this country… doing this seems to be a reason for impeachment???

    43. Paul, Delaware says:

      Mr. Obama himself represents a strong argument for requiring active duty military, front-line experience [a reality check for liberal/fascist/socialist/communist philosophies], as one additional mandatory minimum qualification requirement (along with citizenship) as a 'candidate' for the Office of the President.

      He also represents the outcome of ignorant (uninformed) voters. An argument against some registration drives.

    44. Paul, Delaware says:

      06 April 2010

      A fatal flaw in some managers (nations presidents, CEOs, CFOs, etc.) is surrounding them selfs with like-minded thinkers.

      Fatal in the sense that only one viewpoint or perspective is represented. This is unsatisfactory at any level of management. Balanced input is essential. Listening objectively to all perspectives, asking pertinent questions, assigning additional research in certain areas, then personally forming the best conclusion and specific course of action, based on all counsel, balanced with desired outcome or goal.

      One public criticism of JFK (countdown of Cuban missel crisis fame, 1962) is that he surrounded himself with like-minded thinkers (limited viewpoints/perspectives).

    45. tom k says:

      WE ARE SCREWED!!!!!!!!! HOPE THE IDIOTS THAT VOTED FOR HIM AND DIDN'T KNOW HIM ARE BEATING THEIR HEADS AGAINST THE WALL.THANKS A-HOLES

    46. Clearhead -- U.S.S.O says:

      We MUST award present osama an A+ for his near total success in fulfilling his lifelong dream of bring our magnifiscent nation down to his envisioned ZERO. He only has a very few more points to go. And yes — God help us. Please !!

    47. Donald Thorin, Glend says:

      This brings to mind previous history 1930s and 1940s, coming out of the great depression. Selling scrap metals to Japan, Adolf Hitler encroaching European nations, we shipping armaments and supplies to European allies. Japan returned our scrap metals December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with a vengence, we, America was unprepared and as a result, had many trying months of combat on two fronts of WWII. Now we are trying to pull out of a fairly severe recession and have our governing body appeasing our enemies with apologetic rhetoric and defense reductions leaving our nation vulnerable. We must be prepared to insure history does not repeat itself.

    48. Alex R. Jordan, Vero says:

      Consider this administrations priorities

      Wildly expensive intrusive Health Care, during the worst (Self Inflicted since the Carter administration strangle hold on Fannie May & Mac) ressesion since 1939.

      Stated "Laser Focus on jobs" only the Government is growing.

      Now we surrender our Military superiority (Nat'l Security) to Iran, N. Korea,

      possibly China. This Marksist has gone much too far It seems Impeachment

      after Nov. 2010 is a very good idea

    49. Alex R. Jordan, Vero says:

      After Nov 2010—–Impeachment of Obama is the course we should follow

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    51. Rich,Phila.Pa. says:

      What is wrong with our President? Does he live in Disney World?He just gave our enemies the green light to do as you please.Does Obama relize how much devastation can be caused by Enemy States or Terrorist using Chemical and or Bioloigical weopens on our cities.Some of these Sci-Fiction movies from way back like "Mad Max"may be coming true.Its a shame The President cannot be removed from office for Violating his Swearing in oath to uphold & defend The Constitution,and protecting the American people.God Help Us.

    52. Greg B says:

      This is one more reason why Obama will go down in the books as the worst president in our history. (if we have one after this guy is done.) We have got to vote this guy out in 2012, and as many of his like thinking dems as possible in 2010.

    53. Linda California says:

      I remember the fear we had after 9/11. Living in Los Angeles, we wondered if we would be attacked. It wasn't totally unthinkable that the enemy, whoever they were, would have the capability to deliver a warhead that would destroy us and our children right in our own homes. We have been safe up until now, but Obama is doing everything in his power to make sure we won't be.

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    55. Judith in Michigan says:

      In just 14 months, Mr O & Co have demolished our economy, piled obscene debt upon the country; taken over our entire health care system which will itself soon be demolished, (remember, Castro loves this new health care system here!) taken over banks, auto mfg companies, the student loan industry, insurance cos., crippled the housing industry, put in place confiscatory taxation on the entire population (stop already with the lie about only taxing "the rich"), shut down the energy production industry in the US (another lie about opening oil exploration off east coast – LOL), given unions unfettered control over many elements of society, and plans to destroy the right of a secret ballot; has announced plans to "regulate" the internet, freedom of speech; and give amnesty to approx 20 million ILLEGALS in this country. The govt is now openly infiltrated by avowed Socialists, Marxists and Communists. They don't bother to hide it anymore.

      Wash DC is now the most disgusting cesspool of corruption ever in it's history.

      He has insulted & angered our allies (England, Germany, France, Balkan countries, Israel, several Central & South American countries), and he has cultivated friendships with our enemies. He has refused to use the term Islamic terrorism, and has tied the hands of our intelligence communities. Border security? Forget it.

      He has turned The United States of America into a Socialist nightmare and he has turned a once legitimate Democrat Party into a Communist front group.

      He has announced we will be pulling out of trouble spots around the globe, encouraging our enemies to be patient. We will abandon those we have promised to defend. Our word is now meaningless.

      But the worst nightmare is happening right now. Our Commander-in-Chief has declared that the US will no longer defend itself from attackers with biological and cyber weapons. We won't retaliate with nuclear weapons. We will also be dismantling our delivery system and diminishing our stockpile of conventional weapons. In other words, We, The US, are disarming, while our sworn enemies are ratcheting up weapons manufacturing.

      Anyone who declares that the HF doesn't want the nukes arms race to end because there is no profit in peace is either naive, gullible, a fool, or also a Socialist sympathizer. Take your pick.

    56. Nick. Phoenixville, says:

      Reminds me of an editorial cartoon by the great David Low in the London Evening Standard in 1938. Neville Chamberlain, Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo are playing poker. Chamberlain's cards are face up on the table and he is wearing a straight jacket. Caption: "To disourage cheating I'll wesr this straight jacket and let you fellows play my cards for me."

    57. J.T says:

      He's crazy, its just like taking the guns from good citizens so only the bad ones have them…

    58. Chris, California says:

      Has anyone else begun to question Obama's mental state? I really believe he may have a personality dosorder, specifically Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which is described as follows-

      An individual with this disorder is in love with himself/herself, and has little positive regard for others other than in a superficial manner. They tend to be grandiose in how they present themselves, and tend to demand admiration from others.They believe they are special and deserve special treatment, regardless of the problems this creates for others. They readily take advantage of others, and tend to be quite arrogant. In actuality, they are very sensitive, and tend to not be able to tolerate any criticism or negative feedback. They often do not seek treatment, because they perceive everyone else as causing the problems, not themselves. This is Obama for sure.

    59. frankk says:

      People won't care about this, they adore Obama, I see young girls in their teen's crying with happiness when he walks up to the podiem when he is about to speak, these people in this country are all brain washed and star struck with this President, Forget November it will be way too late by the time the mid term election's get here, he will have everybody in his pocket, Obama has made himself a God that no one can dare stop. I have lost all hope, their even saying that arrest's are going to be made soon on the Tea Bag People for disrupting the peace, now that the Health Care Bill has passed, Obama dosen't want to hear anymore resistance.

    60. george cunningham says:

      russia, putin, are not are friends… obama and the rest of our leaders,ie hilary c are so blind to reality.. russia supports iran and their nuclear ambitions and then shakes our hand and says yea lets have another arms treaty…ha hah ha hah

    61. Lee White Tanks AZ says:

      The Globalist Agenda of this regime (formerly Administration) becomes more apparent with every International move The One makes.

      The Bottom Line: Barrack Hussein Obama sees himself as the (eventual) anointed "Leader" of the New World Order (NWO). In order for this to come into being the military and economic playing fields must be level. Obama is well on his way to reducing the USA to third world economic status, perhaps going as far as to bankrupt his own country(?).

      The almost unilateral nuclear disarmament treaty to be inked next week in Prague fits well into the grand plan as it were.

      PC is Thought Control

      LEE

    62. Roland, pateros says:

      With the U.S. out of the way the world is free to do what it wants in regard to Israel. The "final solution"?

    63. Fred Luetkemeier, St says:

      When we achieve Zero Nucs, how would a nation of 300mil people deter a nation with 1.5 billion people who might be intent on waging a war?

    64. Pat says:

      Will somebody please wakeup President Obama and remind him that he is the President. He is suppose to protect us not kill us.

    65. Tenn Slim Tennessee says:

      Opine

      CPUSA's agenda, circa 2008, just prior to November 08 elections, has this item clearly marked.

      OBMACARE, SEIU influence, FCC controls of Broadband, EPA use of NON legitimate regs, Fiscal controls, Increased Civil Service population, and on, the list is being fully met.

      Compare, Read, Educate, Pass data, while we still have the basic Freedoms.

      bt

      Make no mistake. The agendas of the Left are being fullly met.

      However, We Will Prevail

      Semper Fi

      End

    66. wayne beam cascade i says:

      obama is to the u.s.a. what judas iscariot was to Jesus Christ.

    67. wayne beam cascade i says:

      obama is to the u.s.a. what judas iscariot was to jesus christ

    68. Migaz, Laredo says:

      Reminds me of the Republican Party, the way they make their 'self imposed' rules, which the Democrats gladly use against them time & time again. The Democrats have 'no rules'. Anything goes, as was just demonstrated a week or so ago. They attack from every angle using all kinds of arsenal & hitting below the belt every other punch, while the referee (the MSM) holds the Republicans hands behind their back. That's how they've knocked out every good leader that the Republicans elect.

    69. Wildcat from Dallast says:

      Many of the posted comments are well thought out and on point concerning both what this means and the examples of what happened before in the world relative to the “what if’s”. I pulled some of these as they reflect different aspects of my thoughts of our elected narcissist-in-chief (NIC) and Doofus-in-chief (DIC) actions concerning this so-called road to zero policy, the treaty and emerging defense policy.

      American Miles posted, “to reduce our defenses in the face of increasing threats by rogue nations is a dereliction of duty.” I would add that his actions have the strong appearance to meet the elements of gross negligence when it comes to preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States as well as the executive branches’ requirement to provide for the common defense. Aiding and abetting the enemies of the United States as he has definitely approved, encouraged and supports the enemies attacks of Americans (including on American soil) by any means which he specified cyber, biological and chemical; the last two are identified by most every nation as weapons of mass destruction by reducing our national security mechanisms along with taking an effective deterrent and effective retaliatory course of action off the short list of viable courses of action. Perhaps he should remove ALL secret service protection details and disarm all the capitol and legislative buildings security forces and forgo travelling around in a heavily armored limo but convoy around the DC area in one of those so-called smart cars and then see if he continues to “feel safe”. Wouldn’t that be aiding and abetting those who want to take matters into their own hands like our country’s forefathers did against the British Crown when their civil attempts to rectify injustices fell on deaf ears? The ramifications of doing so by eliminating nuclear response to attacks on Americans on American soil are much greater than eliminating your personal security detail. The risk assessment abilities of our elected DIC are astounding!

      Our elected DIC’s allegiance was once suspect but now is known to not be with our nation but with our enemies! Why else would one purposely degrade a proven deterrent and highly effective easily delivered weapon that has been used only twice in sixty-four years and greatly refined since unless that person is covertly aligned with our enemies?

      Pat Finch from Alabama posted a comment about the democrats always weakening our military forces due in part to some idiotic utopian dream about a world in peace with no more wars. Pat is on target here and that yields us another reason to remove the democrats from elected positions and constantly refrain from ever allowing them to have any position at any level of authority greater than street sweeper (or septic tank pump operator) at any level in government. Even those who had military service or education seem to lose the values, ethics and understanding of having a strong military as well as the oath they took as a commissioned officer (JFK and more notably Jimmy Carter). In order to be fair, if I remember correctly, it was Jimmy Carter who did (at least) recommend that we get the “drive on-drive off” ships into the Navy’s capabilities making our loading time for mechanized forces (like tanks, self propelled artillery weapons and armored fighting vehicles) far more efficient than the former single vehicle loaded by dock crane. That improved our ability to conduct that aspect of projecting our force. But for the most part, the Republicans have the esteemed place in history of having preserved and used our military might for the purpose for which our founding fathers envisioned. And that is aligned with Rick from Alabama who related what President Ronald Regan once said, “of the four wars he had seen in his life time, none were caused because the United States was too strong.”

      That is why we need to oust by vote those who neither support or care about our Constitution and replace them with representatives who understand, support and will comply with the Constitution with ruthless integrity and not some politically correct wishy-washy anti-American concept. Not only in 2010 and 2012, but until we are no longer here!

      One of my former duty assignments just happen to place me next to an officer senior to me who was personally involved in the early SALT talks in the early 1970’s as a Captain. From time to time he was summoned to the capitol of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn to participate in the upcoming SALT II discussions that we were preparing for (as a country) to enter with the Soviets. Without relating the numbers of nuclear weapons and systems (or platforms) capable of delivering nuclear weapons, I can relate that neither side was going to simply render themselves impotent in their ability to deter acts of war or aggression by another nation-state capable of delivering such a decisive blow, nor were they giving up their ability to effectively retaliate should such an attack occur. Since neither side could completely trust each other both parties agreed to a concept called, “trust but verify” in which knowledgeable joint military teams and civilian counterparts went to personally verify the existence of the weapon to be destroyed then verified that weapon as having been destroyed. That mechanism provided an actual count of weapon systems inspected and then destroyed that was beyond reproach by the respective nations, their leaders and their people. Remember, these were primarily offensive (as well as deterrent and retaliatory) weapon systems. Our NIC/DIC has already agreed to not deploy proven missile defense systems in Poland and perhaps the Czeck Republic and now ventures on the road to zero deterrence, zero retaliation and zero strategic defense along with virtually non-consequential action should we be attacked!

      We need to maintain “ALL” of our defense options in this increasingly dangerous world not reduce or eliminate them. Russia is gleaming with anticipation of military superiority with Obama’s naïve view of the world and his unprecedented display of arrogance and stupidity commensurate with his personality profile. Not only will Russia become far more stronger as we become weaker but the rogue nations and terrorist organizations will now feel more empowered to act against the United States without fear of being annihilated should they cripple us with an effective cyber attack (China and others) or attack us with weapons of mass destruction including not only nuclear but dirty bombs, EMP, chemical and biological weapons. Iran not only wants to wipe Israel off the map but it has recently been revealed that they want to attack about seven of our cities with suitcase nuclear weapons to cripple us. In fact they have already released their target list including NYC, Washington DC, Houston, LA and Chicago. I am unable to recall number seven at this time. God only knows what North Korea wants to do! And today we, along with Mexican authorities just lost control of 16 to 20 Somali terrorists trying to get into the United States. The point is that real threats to our personal safety and national security are growing and emerging every day which means we should be strengthening our security and defense policies to counter these threats not enter onto the highway to zero abilities to protect ourselves and secure this nation. I hope we can survive our NIC/DIC’s abhorrent policy decisions, domestic and foreign as we take control of the levers of power in 2010 and 2012 and keep them the remainder of my natural days on this earth. At this time I would like to invite everyone to view this professionally produced audio-visual presentation (not made by me) that I like to call the Patriots Mission Statement which clearly identifies the level of disgust we find with our elected officials and very effectively targets the oppressors at the ballot box until we accomplish our mission of taking our country back from the Progressives, Statists, Socialists, Liberals, Communists etc. Please go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0bh77k2Wdk and turn your speakers up! You must read the message but the soundtrack is tremendous!

      However, if those with the means firmly conclude this country cannot survive to reclaim our country then it just may be the tipping point that ignites the 2nd American Revolution. Great conservative candidates with superior ideas, firmly rooted in the Constitution and ethically strong with a consistently working moral compass can repeal and trash or replace anti-American laws with ALL American pro personal liberty, fiscally responsible, tax reducing and the elimination of Big Government laws that are good for America and great for us!

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    71. Jeanne Stotler, wood says:

      Anyone wanting to know about BHO's mental state, go to Dr Krauthammer's site, he is a Phsyciatrist, Lawyer and a columnist. He is a Quadraplegic and says he'd rather be dead from the neck down than from the neck up. We just cannot hope for Nov. and return to control of the Congress, we have to PRAY and PRAY hard, with control, we might be able to bring impeachment, we need people like Sean Hannity, Andrew Wilkow, Mark Levin ewtc. to seek out the REAL TRUTH about this man and get him out of the WH.

    72. Adam, Pittsburgh says:

      Fred Luetkemeier, St. Louis on April 6th, 2010 at 9:44am said:

      "When we achieve Zero Nucs, how would a nation of 300mil people deter a nation with 1.5 billion people who might be intent on waging a war?"

      the all powerful CARE-BEAR STARE!!

    73. David in New England says:

      As horrifying as nuclear weapons are, perhaps the Great Irony (lost on our president) is that they have preserved the peace worldwide after they made their first appearance.

      Absent "The Bomb", World War Three would almost certainly have broken out in Europe by the late fifties or early sixties. China would probably have swallowed Asia long ago.

      Yes, I know, we've had lots of wars, but they have always been relatively small, of the brush-fire variety, rather than the kind of wholesale bloodletting of WWII.

      In truth, if we all really did get rid of "The Bomb", it would pave the way for wars that would make WW One and Two pale by comparison. The conventional weapons of today with their sophisticated targeting systems are much more efficient at killing.

      Mr. Obama apparently thinks we can un-invent gunpowder!

      He is incredibly gifted, just ask him. ("Yes we can!")

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    75. David in New England says:

      Another thought —

      It seems to me Mr. Obama is actually ENCOURAGING adversaries to obtain chemical and biological weapons, and then to use them (ON US!).

      Chemical and biological weapons are classified as weapons of mass destruction, (I thought) and are outlawed by international treaties(?)

      The United States, in compliance with these treaties has no chemical or biological weapons any more, as far as we know. So, how can we respond to an attack of chemical or biological weapons? If we can't use nukes, and the enemy is too far away for an easy Cruise missile or Predator Drone strike, what can we do?

      I know, use harsh language, and threaten them with sanctions!

    76. B. Lowe Utah says:

      Silly Man, I think he knows what will happen when we stop making nuclear weapons. China and Russia will attack with there nuclear weapons and destroy us. Obama and those who support him are traitors to their country. Plain and simple

    77. Michael James, Florida says:

      I am not sure that the Nuclear Posture Review will set the tone for the U.S. nuclear policy for the next ten years because, hopefully, Obama will be gone in three.

    78. A. R., CA says:

      Obama continues his policy to appease the enemies.

    79. A. R., California says:

      Obama continues to appease the enemies…..

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    83. khan says:

      why states involved in nuclear arms race ?

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