Friday, February 17, 2012

THE MANCHURIAN PRESIDENT PART 2

President Obama has ordered ( emphasis mine) the Pentagon to consider cutting U.S. strategic nuclear forces to as low as 300 deployed warheads—below the number believed to be in China’s arsenal and far fewer than current Russian strategic warhead stocks.

Pentagon and military planners were asked to develop three force levels for the U.S. arsenal of deployed strategic nuclear warheads: a force of 1,100 to 1,000 warheads; a second scenario of between 700 and 800 warheads; and the lowest level of between 300 and 400 warheads.

A congressional official said no president in the past ever told the Pentagon to conduct a review based on specific numbers of warheads.

“In the past, the way it worked was, ‘tell me what the world is like and then tell me what the force should be,’” the official said. “That is not happening in this review.”

Personally, I think the U.S should be the third or fourth most powerful nation on earth, don't you?

What? You think there might be some danger in that?

For more on the story, check this out.

41 comments:

Lone Ranger said...

I'm sure our concerns about Russia and China -- both of which want to see us destroyed -- can be remedied with a few rousing verses of Kumbaya and big hugs all around.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Truly Reaganesque:

No doubt many on the right will criticize Obama for this, but the truth of the matter is that this is exactly in line with what Ronald Reagan hoped would happen:


"President Reagan was a nuclear abolitionist. He believed that the only reason to have nuclear weapons was to prevent the then Soviet Union from using theirs. Understanding this, he argued in his 1984 State of the Union Address, “A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. The only value in our two nations possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they will never be used. But then would it not be better to do away with them entirely?”

Ronald Reagan regarded nuclear weapons, according to Nancy, as “totally irrational, totally inhumane, good for nothing but killing, possibly destructive of life on earth and civilization.”

(…)

In his book, Ronald Reagan and His Quest to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Paul Lettow quotes Reagan as saying, “I know that there are a great many people who are pointing to the unimaginable horror of nuclear war…. [T]o those who protest against nuclear war, I can only say, ‘I’m with you.’” Lettow also quotes Reagan as stating, “[M]y dream is to see the day when nuclear weapons will be banished from the face of the Earth.”


Mr. Obama is merely carrying out Mr. Reagan's dream.

Or do you believe Mr. Reagan was a "Manchurian President" as well?

Joe said...

SK: Uhhhh....did I mention Reagan?

Somehow I missed that part of my writing.

"Mr. Obama is merely carrying out Mr. Reagan's dream."

What a total crock!

A nuclear free world would be a great thing, but it is an impossible dream.

The cat is out of the bag, and the bag has been securely closed.

The only way to defend this nation is to be more powerful than those who would seek to distroy her.

Shaw Kenawe said...

IOW, Joe, you lump Mr. Reagan in with Mr. Obama.

No, you didn't bring up Reagan's name, but his thoughts on nuclear arms reduction are clearly cogent to this discussion, unless you are too uncomfortable with that inconvenient truth.

Reagan and Obama are on the same page on this issue.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

If the US nuclear arsenal is intended for China, no amount would be enough.
The Russians love their children as the Yankees do. Mutually assured destruction kept and will keep these two sane.
The Chinese Government and the Chinese people care not for the 'Individual'. Theirs is a culture of 'All for one' but not 'One for all'.
They would not care if the Yankee killed 600,000,000 - or half of their number.
Even with a kill ratio of 100 Chinese to 1 Yankee, the Yankee would give up based on their own losses before China would. Kinda like Vietnam.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

On "Manchurian Candidate Part 1" the following took place:

Ducky's here said...
Aquarius, is sue your doppelganger?

February 15, 2012 5:48 PM

sue hanes said...
ducky - I googled doppelganger and I am not Aquarina's 'evil' twin.

We simply are on the same page.

You - ducky - are Joe's doppelganger.

February 15, 2012 8:08 PM

If I were to ever use the word, I'd affix the umlaut:

"doppelgänger"

So, Bojangles, to answer your question, no.

And Sue?
We are never on the same page and you should be very, VERY thankful for that. I'm Byronic - mad, bad and dangerous to know - and I think I smell.

Sergeant D Honored Veteran said...

Note to Aquarians Love To Cuddle
Ducky's here & Sue deserve each other

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Note to Sergeant D Honoured Veteran,

Much like the Yankee Republicans deserve the Yankee Liberals, yes?
How boring your land would be without this dichotomy!
Shite! Yins would be just like Soviet Canuckistan, but without the health care - and instead of a reasonably compassionate Social Safety 'Net' like y'all have now you'd have a generous Social Safety Lawn-chair at a pool that has a swim-up bar!
Both countries deserve the Governments they get. For in democracy the people have no one to blame but themselves.

I hope you don't mind that I correct the spelling of your name to reflect the Queen's English?

Sergeant D Honored Veteran said...

Note to Aquarians Love To Cuddle.

And I say this with all due respect to you.
This is America, NOT England, We don't have Queen here and believe it or not We don't have a King either.
(at least not yet).. So let me clarify this.
We won the war, we drive on the right side of the road,we saved their behinds from the Nazi's, and we all know that the queen doesn't have any real power. And further more, I couldn't care less what the bloody Queen thinks.

Anonymous said...

and some people don't realize how much more dangerous the world is since Reagan and they blow off and draw comparisons as if had a clue.
GO FIGURE.

angry guy said...

O don’t want to see our nukes reduced by the Obama Panetta team as much as the next guy. This is another moronic idea by Obama. And it only serves as a reminder we would have to vote for anyone other than Obama. His agenda is asinine.

Ducky's here said...

we saved their behinds from the Nazi's

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Bull, if the Russians don't hold at Stalingrad it's over.

America took fewer casualties per capita (Canada's were higher) than any major participants in the war.

Our industrial capacity was a significant factor but the Brits rightly want to know why we were so slow entering the war.

Typical moy mucho macho type who knows no history,sarge.

Joe said...

Ducky: "Bull, if the Russians don't hold at Stalingrad it's over."

Not one person said or hinted that there was not a collaborative effort.

Nevertheless, had it not been for the US, Europe, including Great Brittain would have been overcome by Hitler.

Frankly, I'm glad he didn't win.

"America took fewer casualties per capita (Canada's were higher) than any major participants in the war."

Absolute proof that we were better at what we did than any other country.

"Typical moy mucho macho type who knows no history,sarge."

You must be dizzy from all of your spin.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Note to Sergeant D Honoured Veteran,

I was attempting to be funny, or at least clever.

"....And further more, I couldn't care less what the bloody Queen thinks....."

Now you take that back!

Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
But she doesn't have a lot to say
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
But she changes from day to day


I want to tell her that I love her a lot
But I gotta get a bellyfull of wine
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
Someday I'm going to make her mine, oh yeah
Someday I'm going to make her mine

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

And as much as this pains me, I must agree with Bojangles.
The Soviets did the lion's share of defeating the bratwurst-eating and lederhosen-wearing master race folks.

Bojangles said,

".....Our industrial capacity was a significant factor but the Brits rightly want to know why we were so slow entering the war....."

AND the poor 'We're being butchered' Soviets wanted to know why it was taking so long for the Allies to open up a second front in France!

Sergeant D Honored Veteran said...
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Sergeant D Honored Veteran said...

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Note to Sergeant D Honoured Veteran,
I was attempting to be funny, or at least clever.




Note to Aquarians Love To Cuddle.

Sorry......

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

No worries mate.

The above is to be pronounced as if you are that Crocodile Dundee guy.
Y'all have to remember, I normally write humour, or at least I attempt to write humour, so if you are offended by something I might write, you've probably read me wrong.

Jarheads Blog said...

Dear Aquarians Love To Fuck!
I just read your blog where you wrote about those Marines that PISSED on those pieces of S$$t who you called "Taliban Fighters".
First I'd like to say that I'd urinate on dead Taliban also. Why not? All we are speaking about is garbage.
You as a subject of the United Kingdom, may think a bit differently than I as an American does, but let me say this, the next time your Prime Minsters is in trouble and wants help, instead of calling the Marine to clean up your mess, call the Rag-heads!
The same Rag-heads who would cut off your head without a second thought.
So s few of these naive kids peed on them. Big freaken deal, so instead of throwing them in the brig for a few months or even a year, of throwing them out of the Corp, the want to throw the book at them to show these Muzzies that we are so kind and gentle and we respect the Religion of Peace, the same Religion of Peace that blows up our Air craft and that crashes Air Crafts int our Buildings, and who cut off the heads of our guys and hang their burnt bodies from their bridges and dance around them.
So go ahead and condemn them and throw them to the wolves.

The next time I asked to place my life in harm's way to satisfy a Socialist president, I'll remember it also.

Sorry Jo-Joe Politico that I used your blog to say what I had to, but Ms. Aquarian don't have the guts to allow comments on the propaganda she writes.

sue hanes said...

Aquarina - but we ARE on the same page:

I'm mad - everybody knows I'm virtually insane

I'm bad - you don't even want to go there

I'm dangerous - just last year my 8
year old g-dthr said, 'My grandma's
dangerous.'

I smell - I haved a pair of old beloved shoes that I can't bear to toss - double wrapped in plastic bags that smell really bad

I loved those shoes - wore them everywhere - they were just worn in right. Now I'm workin' on a different pair - but they'll never be the same as 'Old Shoe.'

sue hanes said...

Sarge - 'Ducky's here & Sue deserve each other'

I'm flattered Sarge D. - but I've given my Heart to another.

Ducky's here said...

First I'd like to say that I'd urinate on dead Taliban also. Why not? All we are speaking about is garbage.

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Why not? Because if you are in a country that just wants you gone it is unwise to antagonize the population.

There are ways to act stupid that don't degrade the mission.

sue hanes said...

Joe - Aren't ya forgetting something?

I mean - it's Sunday already - isn't it?

Jarheads Blog said...
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Jarheads Blog said...

I deleted my comment to Ducky because I thought better than to waste my time and effort answering a Piss Ant!

sue hanes said...

Joe - How come ya didn't delete
Jarhead for not putting an * in
P*ssant?

That's not fair - Joe.

Is it because he's a Conservative?

And anyway - where's the Sunday Faith Video - Joe? Ticker had a real nice one even at 1 am this morning.

sue hanes said...

Shaw - I simply LOVE your Really
cool profile picture.

Does it stand for something?

Jarheads Blog said...
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sue hanes said...

Jarhead - I have made my decision.

He Has To Come Here.

Now.

Please Tell Him That Jarhead.

I'll Be Waiting.

if it takes forever

Jarheads Blog said...

sue hanes said...
Joe - How come ya didn't delete
Jarhead for not putting an * in
P*ssant?
That's not fair - Joe.
Is it because he's a Conservative?
Shaw - I simply LOVE your Really
cool profile picture



Typical STUPID Liberal mentality! Displaying their paranoia.
Complain about conservatives and Kiss the behinds of progressives.

A wise person makes his own decision, but an ignorant person follows the herd.

Joe said...

sue hanes: Dumb is as dumb is.

A pissant, also seen as piss-ant and piss ant, is one or the other of two specific types of ant. Its origin is with pismire, a 14th-century word for ant.

Thus it is no more a swear or cuss than bitch, which is a female dog.

Jarheads Blog said...

Joe said...
sue hanes: Dumb is as dumb is.

Thank You..

A pissant, also seen as piss-ant and piss ant, is one or the other of two specific types of ant. Its origin is with pismire, a 14th-century word for ant.
Thus it is no more a swear or cuss than bitch, which is a female dog.


Thank You!

sue hanes said...

Joe & Jarheads - I think you Conservatives just pulled one over on me but I'm not sure how you did it.

: [

Have a Pleasant evening - both of you.

Good Day!

Jarheads Blog said...

sue hanes said...
Joe & Jarheads - I think you Conservatives just pulled one over on me but I'm not sure how you did it


Yeah, you have to be very careful, us Conservatives are very sneaky!

My Blog said...

It’s obvious why scumbags like you want him jailed Not for treason he never committed – or bribery he never did – or high crimes and misdemeanors he has never done!- not for any real impeachable offense – but only because the President is black! Their only disgusting reason! It’s so obvious
Anyone who calls Obama these disgusting Names are Racists! 100%

It’s about time I come clean about what I feel. Many Americans do. It’s 2012 and racism is on the rise. The racist right has a chance to get rid of President Barack Obama; they no longer hide their racism anymore. It’s there for all to see.
They no longer talk about his policies, except the obvious lies about said policies! Funny. Nobody and the left hated President Bush THIS much. Not even the Right hated President Clinton this much and Obama does the same things they have done over their Presidencies. Why is it a big deal all of a sudden?

The GOP's number one goal has been to make Obama a one-term president. If they really thought is policies were so bad and that they would fail to create jobs and improve the economy, they would have let him do what he wanted and then run against his failure.
But no. Obviously, they knew that his policies would work, so they had to obstruct. It was the only thing they could do.
No matter what, the facts will always show that the they have to call President Obama all these things because they can’t say the most, sicken, horrible word in the English Language. The word they really want to call him. Whenever anyone calls Obama a Marxist, a Muslim, a Communist, a Traitor, etc.

The REAL word that they really mean in their hateful hearts sums it all…..The word they really want to say, is Nigger.

sue hanes said...

Joe - My Blog said the n-word.

Are you gonna allow that Joe?

Joe said...

sue hanes: Sure, why not? He's black, and that makes it OK.

Stop playing police man (woman) on my blog.

EzzZee said...
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LilOlLady said...

So why do the Rappers, black comedians, and Hip-Hop artists have special privileges to use the N-Word? \

Me? Opinionated? said...

Black people can be racist too you know!

Joe said...

M?O?: Not according to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton they can't.