05 April 2009

Bigger than a Mushroom Cloud

I fret about Obama's economic plan ... his enthusiastic spending ... the way he's taking on everything at once ... and then he does something like this ...

Obama outlines sweeping goal of nuclear-free world
PRAGUE – Declaring the future of mankind at stake, President Barack Obama on Sunday said all nations must strive to rid the world of nuclear arms and that the U.S. had a "moral responsibility" to lead because no other country has used one.

There is, to me, no clearer sign of madness than the inclusion of nuclear bombs in any nation's arsenal. They prove that for a couple of generations the nation-state was more important than humanity. And Obama has had courage enough to say that we need to get rid of them.

Suddenly, I love this guy again.


Anonymous said...

Don't loose your affections so easily. It's just another promise he'll break in the name of "pragmatism."

Lifehiker said...

Don't mind Thomas. Our good friend must have stubbed his toe recently, and he's referring the pain to everybody.

I'm with you, Ron. I remember a time when, as a senior middle manager, my staff and I had at least 16 significant projects going simultaneously.

Obama has a few more staff members than I did; at least 2,900 more in the Office of the President alone.

He's right to identify key goals in every area and get his people working on them. Reducing nuclear arms, with a goal of eliminating them, should be on the master list.

You know, success breeds success. If Obama can achieve a few big breakthroughs, who knows where the momentum could take us? If we're lucky, Limbaugh might even be forced to 5,000 watt stations.