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Wednesday, October 3 

Okay, I'm Going To Put My Gun Down Now..

Barak Obama wants to eliminate nuclear weapons. Of course he thinks this should start with America. I have a whole host of problems with this entire story.

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.

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you have a point.

Nukes won't work against terrorists Frank. They don't have a home they care to protect, so the threat of nukes is non-existent.

Those 2200 nukes we are reducing our operational nuclear arsenal to are more than enough to destroy the world 100 times over... just 10 nuclear weapons detonated anywhere near the gulf stream would destroy civilization within 5 years Frank.

Chernobyl was nothing compared to what we can do with a modern nuclear weapon... today's weapons make hiroshima look like a firecracker.

I am not advocating complete disarmament, but your data is flawed... and if you are making these propositions based on flawed data... oh who am I kidding... you voted for Bush... he invented acting on flawed data.

I'm pretty sure that Iran and Syria are real places that can go away should we decide to nuke them. Terrorists may be spread across a large area, but anywhere they go can be can be turned into a glass parking lot.

I understand the boundaries of the current disarmament, and I have no problem with that at all. My problem was with Obama and his dream world where we totally disarm. We all know that were such a treaty signed by every nation in the world, the only ones to stick with it would be the United States and Britain. Terrorist states would still be seeking nukes, and with even more vigor then they are now.

The biggest deterrent we have right now is the fact that our military is in their back yard, killing thousands of them a year.

And yes, I voted for Bush. He wasn't my first pick, but knowing everything that has happened since 2000, I would still gladly vote for him again over Gore or Kerry.

either you are choosing to be purposefully ignorant or you just don't understand what is going on in the middle east... the current crop of terrorists are not simply coming from Iran and Syria... those countries are not in and of themselves terrorist states... want to do soemething to stop terrorism? Topple the the government in Saudia Arabia... afterall, that is where Osama Bin Laden and the majority of the 9/11 terrorists were from... that oligarchy is responsible for much of the hatred aimed at the western world.

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