Reducing the U.S. nuclear force by 80 percent, a move under consideration by the White House, amounts to unilateral disarmament at a time when “the Iranians are nuking up,” Rush Limbaugh said today on his radio show.
“There are some things happening today that are downright scary,” Limbaugh said. “The regime, led by Barack Hussein Obama, is weighing options for reducing our U.S. nuclear force. Folks, this is staggering. Meanwhile, the Iranians are nuking up.”
The conservative talk-show host said the nuclear weapons reductions will not make the world safer and instead will shift the balance of power away from America.
Obama May Cut US Nukes To 1/5th Of Russia’s
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons, The Associated Press has learned.
80 percent! That is simply staggering.
Even the most modest option now under consideration would be an historic and politically bold disarmament step in a presidential election year, although the plan is in line with President Barack Obama’s 2009 pledge to pursue the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Correction: this would be a mistake of historic proportions, and a politically insane unilateral disarmament.
But it would be welcomed by Vladimir Putin, the Communist Chinese and the mullahs of Iran and the ‘Arab Spring’ – and of course their allies in our news media and the Democrat Party.
No final decision has been made, but the administration is considering at least three options for lower total numbers of deployed strategic nuclear weapons cutting to around 1,000 to 1,100, 700 to 800, or 300 to 400, according to a former government official and a congressional staffer…
Needless to say, Congress doesn’t get a say in any of this. Mr. Obama can just continue to gut our military without a peep from them.
The potential cuts would be from a current treaty limit of 1,550 deployed strategic warheads.
Obama Could Scrap 80% of US Nukes
The United States may cut its current arsenal of nuclear warheads from about 1,550 down to as low as 300. Obama is considering making these cuts, a decision in line with his presidential campaign promise to pursue a world without nuclear weapons, and to extend gestures of good will to other nations, such as Russia and China, that are still pushing for nuclear armament.
As expected, Republicans are protesting Obama’s choice, claiming that the decision will only serve to further weaken the US military when DoD budget cuts are already takings its toll. According to the actual experts in the field, however, a number around 300 may not be as dire as politicians assume. Air Force analysts estimate that 311 warheads is a sort of magic number, a point at which any extra warheads would simply be superfluous. If Obama does cut the number of warheads down to about 20% of our current stockpile, the US military will likely not suffer any major hits to its efficacy.