Barack Obama is either a clueless dolt, a traitor, or both. I'm leaning toward both. Why? Because, in this age of rapidly spreading nuclear ballistic missile capabilities, Obama wants to bargain away our nation's ability to defend herself against such a threat. That's right. The man who declared in his DNC speech, "Don't tell me Democrats don't want to defend this country!", is proving that they don't.
In a stunningly naive and dangerous move, the Chosen One has offered to forego America's missile defense shield in Eastern Europe if Russia, which vehemently opposes the shield, would convince Iran to abandon it's nuclear quest. Obama's Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, took this proposal to the Russians on, of all days, Friday the 13th. The Russians' reaction was, thankfully, lukewarm. Let's understand what's at stake here.
In our increasingly shrinking world, it takes a mere 33 minutes for a ballistic missile to reach America from just about anywhere on earth, including Iran. You read that right. 33 minutes. 33 minutes to find a bomb shelter. 33 minutes for our military to mount a non-shield defense. 33 minutes until thousands of Americans die. You'd think any president would jump at the chance to protect America from this danger, and you'd be wrong. Obama rejects that chance. Instead, he seeks to trust America's safety to the goodwill of the Russians and the Iranians. Gimme a break!
Today's Russia is an authoritarian state that kills it's dissidents, threatens its neighbors, and is led by a KGB man's protege. Iran is an Islamic tyranny that executes gays and rape victims and whose president calls for Israel's destruction and denies the Holocaust. These are the countries that the Brilliant One thinks are trustworthy. These are the countries he wants to trust our LIVES to.
Is this what Obama meant by "aggressive diplomacy"? Is this what Dems meant when they talked about "restoring America's image" abroad? That we give up our ability to defend ourselves in exchange for mere promises from tyrants? Frighteningly, this does indeed appear to be what Obama and the Dems meant. No need to invest in a missile defense system; the Russians will talk the Persians out of their nuclear ambitions. Diplomacy saves the day!
It is 33 minutes to midnight...on Obama's watch. Heaven help us.