Monday, March 01, 2010

One good thing

Even though many liberals are disgusted at Obama's conservatism, one really good thing he worked on as a Senator has stayed with him in the White House. The control and destruction of nuclear stockpiles. This one thing alone could save the world from a catastrophe.

US President Barack Obama is planning "dramatic reductions" in the country's nuclear arsenal, a senior US administration official has said.

Mr Obama is to meet his Defence Secretary Robert Gates later on Monday to discuss the new nuclear strategy.

The review "will point to dramatic reductions in the stockpile, while maintaining a strong and reliable deterrent through the investments that have been made in the budget," the official said.

He said the review would go further than previous reviews in "embracing the aims of non-proliferation. "

Officials say thousands of nuclear weapons could be cut, in many cases by retiring weapons that are now kept in storage.

The new strategy will also seek to abandon plans put in place by the previous administration to develop a new generation of nuclear weapons for penetrating underground targets known as "bunker busters."

The officials say the strategy will be an important step towards Mr Obama's declared aim of reversing the spread of nuclear weapons and seeking a world without them.
Thank you, Mr. President.


Steve Bates said...

That is the best news I've seen today. I hope he proceeds directly to the destruction of the stockpiles, so that when he loses office in 2012, those weapons can't simply magically reappear from some secure undisclosed location...

ellroon said...

Dear God... Cheney's got nukes!!!11!