Monday, July 13, 2009

Obama Rewrites The Cold War

by Liz Cheney - July 13th, 2009 - Wall Street Journal

Mr. Obama has become fond of saying, as he did in Russia again last week, that American nuclear disarmament will encourage the North Koreans and the Iranians to give up their nuclear ambitions. Does he really believe that the North Koreans and the Iranians are simply waiting for America to cut funds for missile defense and reduce our strategic nuclear stockpile before they halt their weapons programs?

The White House ought to take a lesson from President Harry Truman. In April, 1950, Truman signed National Security Council report 68 (NSC-68). One of the foundational documents of America's Cold War strategy, NSC-68 explains the danger of disarming America in the hope of appeasing our enemies. "No people in history," it reads, "have preserved their freedom who thought that by not being strong enough to protect themselves they might prove inoffensive to their enemies."

I have a lot of friends who call themselves indepenent. I have a few who call themsleves Democrats. Both groups are getting smaller every day. That is because they continue to defend Obama. They like him. They consider my disgust with him and distrust of him to be irrational. They will not even read this article. As each one of these friends makes the basis of our friendship dependent on not attacking Obama, I find myself being isolated into friendships with fewer people. That to me is the real evil of Obama. He is the most divisive and hate filled man who has ever been elected President.


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