Okay, I'm Going To Put My Gun Down Now..
Let's start with the first one. Under the treaty we signed with Russia back in 2002 (yes, that means it was W that signed it, so let's pretend it doesn't exist), we are going to reduce the number of operational nukes in America to between 1,700 and 2,200 by 2012. This number, however, does not affect the number in stockpiles, that aren't ready to fly at the push of a button.
With the current reduction, we will have the lowest number of nuclear weapons that we've had since Eisenhower was president. Think you'll hear that on the evening news any time soon?
Here's my second problem with this plan. Eliminating nukes altogether is a bad, bad idea, and here's why.
There are bad men out there. Men who want to kill us or, at the least, do away with our way of life. And I'm not talking about the perceived fascism of the Republicans, I'm talking about the real threat of boots to the throat, or knives to the throat, if you don't eat, sleep, walk and talk the way they desire.
Nuclear weapons are, in case you forgot, a great deterrent to bad guys. That and the fact that we are the only nation in history to have actually used them. Now, if we give up our nukes, and North Korea, Iran, Syria and whoever the decide to sell the technology to, all get nukes, do you think they'll hesitate to use them against us if we don't have the power to retaliate?
Let's put it this way. The vast majority of our nation's schools exists in what are called "Gun Free Zones". You know, where we put up signs that say you aren't allowed to carry any guns into that area. Law abiding citizens look at these signs and do what they say. The bad guys look at the signs and see "Free Fire Zone". They know that no one is going to be able to shoot back in these areas.
When was the last time you heard of a shooting massacre at a firing range, gun show or police station? It's because the bad guys know that everyone there is packing and won't hesitate to return fire should they get stupid and start throwing lead.
Same principle applies here. Walk softly and carry a big stick. Because the bad guys don't jump out of the bushes to mug the guy with the big stick.