No doubt the President means to "lead by example." The only problem? It's impossible to lead if none of the US' adversaries is willing to follow.
And it's disheartening to suspect that the President sees his own country and others through a lens of moral equivalence, implicitly arguing that it's inconsistent to ask others to limit their nukes if we're not willing to limit our own.
Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.