So, Obama isn't even president-elect for two days before his insane policies get us in trouble. It would appear that a newly belligerent Russia is planning to deploy missiles near our ally, Poland. Within two days of Obama's election, Russian neo-commie president Medvedev (Putin's willing puppet) called Obama to tell him the news. A Russian analyst has said that "Moscow isn't interested in confrontation, and if Obama makes some conciliatory gestures it will respond correspondingly." Conciliation... for what? Oh yes, the Russians have blamed the U.S. for Russia's recent war with the former Soviet satellite of Georgia. This accusation is absurd on the face of it; America was in nowise involved with the war.
Of course, there are those of us who knew this would happen, we just thought that it would wait until after his inauguration. You see, earlier this year Obama made a few promises to a left-wing pacifist group, the Caucus for Priorities.
Here are a few things promised by Obama; my comments are in brackets:
"...I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending."
[From Obama's previous statements, I have to assume that he believes nearly all defense expenditures are wasteful. The last time such cuts were made, Bill Clinton left our military completely unprepared for even limited military engagements (Somalia, anyone?).]
"I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space."
[You mean our successfully tested missile systems that would be handy in a situation like the one Medvedev has handed us? Here Obama shows his ignorance; missile defense systems do not "weaponize space". Space was weaponized in the late '50s when the first Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMS) were developed that could cross into sub-orbital space to strike targets on the opposite side of the globe. Missile defense systems are not used to attack an enemy but to destroy his missiles in transit.]
"I will slow our development of future combat systems."
[You mean the combat systems that will keep America secure in the coming decades? History has shown that when America stops advancing its weapons systems, America's enemies grow in strength and aggressiveness (e.g., the Nazi military buildup in the decade before World War II, the Soviet and Red Chinese military buildups in the years between World War II and the Korean War, and the Soviet nuclear buildup during the Carter Administration).]
"Third, I will set a goal for a world without nuclear weapons. To seek that goal, I will not develop nuclear weapons... and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert, and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenal."
[First, a missile taken off hair-trigger alert can be put back on hair-trigger alert within a day; they are designed this way. Second, experience during the Cold War has shown that the cuts Obama will pursue will be unilateral; Russia will not actually honor any agreements (communists never do; between 1917 and 1955 alone the Soviets signed 52 agreements with the West - they only kept two of them). Our nuclear arsenal has kept the peace for nearly 50 years since America's enemies know full well that a nuclear attack on the U.S. would guarantee their own destruction too. The Soviet Union increased its demands and aggression in the late '70s and early '80s thanks to the Carter administration's cuts in our military and our nuclear retaliatory capabilities.]
Now that America has chosen a leader as weak in defense as Jimmy Carter, if not more so, Medvedev has decided to play the same kind of bully that his forerunners in the Soviet Union did in the '70s. Was a renewing of the Cold War part of the change that Obama promised?