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The Republican Obsession

Troglodite Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:18 PM
Regrettably, even Pat seems not to remember that Hagel is in favor of a denuclearized world, where our safety would depend on a regime of international inspections, and in favor of major reductions in our own nuclear arsenal. A world in which almost everyone had denuclearized would, of course, give tremendous advantages to anyone who had successfully hidden or clandestinely developed even a few weapons. And what would UN inspectors do about that? Write a report? In the meantime, unilateral cuts in our nuclear arsenal could retroactively hand victory in the Cold War back to Russia and China.
True Conservative! Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 6:29 PM
Your post is a welcome breath of REALITY, Trog!
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 7:36 PM
You should try reality sometime, TC.
True Conservative! Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 8:11 PM
I live reality, rm, you can't recognize it!
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:00 PM
You could have fooled my from your posts on this thread, TC.
Troglodite Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:20 PM
Incidentally, let us not have any objections that the sainted Ronald Reagan looked forward to a nuke-free world. Although he may have fantasized about it a bit, at least in his rhetoric, he was above any suspicion of actually wanting to pursue such folly. That is not the case with Obama and company.

If last week's hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP.

Is the Republican Party, as currently constituted, even capable of conducting a foreign policy befitting a world power? Or has it learned nothing and forgotten nothing since George W. Bush went home and the nation rejected John McCain for Barack Obama?

Consider the great foreign issues on the front burner today.

Will the Japan-China clash over islets in the South China Sea, now involving warplanes and warships...