Barack Obama has been in office for one year and two months. During that time, he has weakened the United States economically by running up a $1.2 trillion deficit. His ten year budget will lead to a debt of $20 trillion, or 90% of GDP, by 2o2o, putting us at a risk for financial ruin.
Now, he is working to weaken the United States militarily. Barack Obama has told the entire world that the United States won’t use nuclear bombs for self defense, excepting Iran and North Korea. He won’t use them even if we’re hit by a biological or chemical weapons:
Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example, the new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons, overruling the initial position of his own defense secretary.
Mr. Obama’s strategy is a sharp shift from those adopted by his predecessors and seeks to revamp the nation’s nuclear posture for a new age in which rogue states and terrorist organizations are greater threats than traditional powers like Russia and China.
It eliminates much of the ambiguity that has deliberately existed in American nuclear policy since the opening days of the Cold War. For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons, or launched a crippling cyberattack.
“I’m going to preserve all the tools that are necessary in order to make sure that the American people are safe and secure,” Mr. Obama said during the interview in the Oval Office.
White House officials said that the new strategy will leave open the option of reconsidering the use of nuclear retaliation against a biological attack, if the development of such weapons reaches a level that makes United States vulnerable to a devastating strike.
After erecting a veritable wall of secrecy and obfuscation around his administration for more than a year, President Obama decides now is the time to be transparent and telegraphs our nuclear weapons strategy to our enemies and the rest of the world?