At a United Nations nuclear nonproliferation conference this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid out our nuclear cards, expecting Iran and North Korea to have a “come to Jesus” moment and start playing nice.
In reality, this naive and delusional approach to dealing with members of the Axis of Evil simply reaffirms North Korea and Iran’s target concerning the number of nuclear warheads they need to cause political, economic and cultural instability throughout the world.
One. That’s right, by letting the world know we have a little more than 5,000 nuclear warheads of some type, we gain absolutely nothing since all North Korea or Iran needs to do is build and successfully test one bomb to screw everything up.
President Obama’s approach to foreign relations seems very foreign to me. With recent history as a guide – the past 75 years – we have seen how this approach works out. No matter how hard you try, no matter your tone, no matter your hope and change rhetoric, you will not be able to placate evil-doers, and you’re not going to get them to sit down with Dr. Phil for an anger management session either.
I’ve said that before, but our current group of amateurs in the Executive Branch must really believe they can keep buying off the lunatics running states like Iran and North Korea to the point where those loons come to the realization Israel does not need to be wiped off the map.
Note to Executive Branch staff: We are the good guys.
From an Investor’s Business Daily editorial yesterday. Do go read the full post.
We prefer President Kennedy’s dictum that “only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.” Compare that clarion call to defend America with Mrs. Clinton’s announcement that “beginning today, the United States will make public the number of nuclear weapons in our stockpile and the number of weapons we have dismantled since 1991.” If we show you ours, will you show us yours?
The U.S. hopes to shame Pyongyang and Tehran into compliance. Good luck with that hopey-changey idea. America’s new national policy seems to be one of peace through weakness and talk softly while throwing away our stick.
When Iran’s loon, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has pledged to wipe Israel off the map when Tehran gets its nukes, reminded the conference that the U.S. was the only nation to use nuclear weapons, our response should have been: “Feel lucky, Mahmoud?”
Update: Yesterday afternoon, Ed Morrissey at Hot Air figured providing the figure provided no advantage to anyone. 😉