- No missile defense for Eastern Europe, or any part of Europe for that part. I'm sure there won't be one for the U.S. Why we don't build systems to defend us from rogue missiles, I'll never know. Man, if there's one nuclear-tipped missile headed for our eastern seaboard, I want to shoot that fucker down. I don't want to wait and launch a missile of my own. Shoot theirs down, and not only have you defended the nation (President's first responsibility), but you now have the political leverage.
- Suddenly, there is no war on terror. It's overseas contingency operations. So we're back to fighting terrorism as a law enforcement problem (which is reactive, not proactive) than a military problem (which tends to be more proactive, or preventative).
- Next, sign a treaty with Russia to reduce our nuclear capability. And Russia gets to pull out if we start building defensive missile systems (I guess that was the reason we gave up Eastern Russia).
- Now, Islamic terrorism is a thing of the past. Or at least we have to call it something else, namely in our defense policy documents. But you know what? Call a rose by any other name, and it's still a rose.
It says something profoundly disturbing that our president would base a nuclear strategy on the feel good notion that we are "setting an example" for the rest of the world to follow. Did it ever penetrate his skull that the very nations that threaten us - never mind Iran and North Korea which he exempts from the new policy - could care less about the US "good example?" What towering ignorance and breathtaking arrogance would lead a president to abandon the notion that we should forget about "good examples" and just protect the country?And now, Obama advisers plan to remove terms such as "Islamic radicalism" from a document outlining national security strategy and will use the new version to emphasize that the U.S. does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terrorism, according to the AP.
The U.S. is now in appeasement mode. This is very dangerous, and is based on a false assumption, rather then real-politik.