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Levin: What Kind of Commander-in-Chief Would Nominate Chuck Hagel?

Troglodite Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 6:16 PM
According to cnn.com, "Hagel is among the backers of the 'Global Zero' movement, which has called for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons under a worldwide regime of inspections. He was a co-author of a 2011 study by the group that called for reducing the current U.S. arsenal of about 5,000 warheads and bombs to about 900, a force Global Zero says would be enough to deter potential attackers while reducing the risk of proliferation or nuclear terrorism." This idiocy would, at best, reduce the U.S. to the number 3 rank, behind both Russia and China, and throw away all of the gains of the Cold War.
Troglodite Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 6:19 PM
The folly of the proposal emerges clearly enough from the suggestion that we ought to entrust our security to an international inspection regime and that too many U.S. nuclear weapons increase the risk of proliferation and terrorism.

By the way, let no one suggest that Hagel is merely following in Reagan's footsteps in hoping for a denuclearized world. Even if Reagan talked that way, he had too much sense to act that way. In the case of Obama's administration, there is less room to expect that kind of common sense.
lviathan Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:11 PM
Nice apocryphal view of the Gipper.....

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