Dear leader is in Russia (how appropriate for the Fourth of July weekend), working ever so hard on nuclear disarming the United States, while the evildoers in the world furiously rush to build nuclear weapons. Have there ever been as many warlike moves across the world that did not precede all out war? Nuclear proliferation is on the march as a worldwide "trend" (Medvedev's word) -- both in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula -- so,disarming makes perfect sense. Right?
Russia is only too happy.
Dear leader is having his daily propaganda media moment (in Russia):
Obama's "reasoning" to reduce our nuclear arsenal by as much as a third is to "set the example" so that other nations will follow suit. Get it? It gives him more credibility in dealing with warmongers Iran and North Korea.
Priceless Obama quotes:
"Yes, I trust Medvedev" "We've accomplished all the goals that we have set" [to disarm America]. Putin and Medvedev allocate power "much the way we do in the United States".
Although Medvedev is diminutive in size (midget almost), he looms large, looks taller than the six foot one Obama.
More: Obama says "we have a mutual interest" in keeping both of our "populations safe".
Note to the President: it is not in Russia's interest to keep the US safe.
Obama has signed off reducing nuclear warheads and delivery systems. Never has an American president done more to empower our enemies.
UPDATE: Read McCarthy today -- gives some indication of BO's psychological landscape:
During the campaign, I wrote a piece called "Why Won't Obama Talk About Columbia? — The years he won't discuss may explain the Ayers tie he keeps lying about." So now, nearly six months into the Obama presidency, the mainstream media has finally done a bit of the candidate background reporting it declined to do during the campaign — other than in Wasilla — and whaddya know? The New York Times unearthed a 1983 article called, "Breaking the War Mentality," that Columbia student Barack Obama wrote for a campus newspaper. The article shows that Obama dreaded American "militarism" and its "military-industrial interests," while effusing enthusiasm for the dangerously delusional nuclear-freeze movement.
Moreover, while indicating a preference for the political wisdom of reggae singer Peter Tosh over Ronald Reagan or Scoop Jackson, Obama bewailed the "narrow focus" of anti-militarism activists, worrying that they were targeting the "symptoms" rather than the real "disease," namely, America's underlying economic and political injustice:
Generally, the narrow focus of the [Nuclear] Freeze movement as well as academic discussions of first versus second strike capabilities, suit the military-industrial interests, as they continue adding to their billion dollar erector sets. When Peter Tosh sings that "everybody's asking for peace, but nobody's asking for justice," one is forced to wonder whether disarmament or arms control issues, severed from economic and political issues, might be another instance of focusing on the symptoms of a problem instead of the disease itself.
Read it all.
UPDATE: Obama did not insist upon missile defense. He gave that up. The most critical piece of the negotiation was ignored. This, yet again, exemplifies how weak a leader he is. He got nothing and gave all.
Obama did not address or resolve Russian opposition to the basing of a proposed U.S. missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. President Medvedev emphatically stated that it had not been resolved. It should have. These are our allies. Georgia was invaded by Russia. Why would any sane person trust them?
UPDATE: The hand of Soros: "Aiming to change attitudes, Obama will outline his vision for U.S.-Russian relations at a speech at the New Economic School. It is unclear how many people will see it. Russian leaders control the television outlets." (here) hat tip Jonathan Galt
Outreach of the New Economic School: Regional
Capacity Building in Russia
by Sergei Guriev, Rector of NES. More here.
In the decription of NES initiatives here:
Obama's visit to and speech at NES. A nice by-product of Comrade Obama's trip to Russia.
UPDATE: Must read Caroline Glick on Obama, radical ideologue -
Obama plans to abandon US allies Ukraine and Georgia and agree to deep cuts in US missile defense programs. In exchange, Moscow is expected to consider joining Washington in cutting back on its nuclear arsenal just as the likes of Iran and North Korea build up theirs.
Of course, even if Russia doesn't agree to scale back its nuclear arsenal, Obama has already ensured that the US will slash the size of its own by refusing to fund its modernization. In short, Obama is working to implement the precise policy he laid out as an unoriginal student conformist 26 years ago.
BY NOW of course, none of this is particularly surprising. Since entering office seven long months ago, Obama has demonstrated that his guiding philosophy for foreign affairs is that the US and its allies are to blame for their adversaries' hostility toward them. All that needs to happen for peace to break out throughout the world is for the US and its allies to quit clinging to their guns and religions and start apologizing for their rudeness. In furtherance of this goal, Obama has devoted himself to putting the screws on US allies, slashing America's defense budget and embarking on a worldwide tour apologizing to US adversaries.
The basic reality that the US is being led by a radical ideologue who clings to his views in the face of overwhelming proof of their falsity is the most fundamental fact that world leaders must reckon with today as they formulate policies to contend with the Obama administration. This is first and foremost the case for Israel.
Since the Netanyahu government took office three months ago, the Obama administration has placed inordinate pressure on Jerusalem in a bid to coerce it into making massive concessions to the Palestinians. These concessions are demanded not for peace, but simply for the sake of placing pressure on Israel. Obama wishes to pressure it to show his good intentions to the Arabs and Iran.