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Obama proposes getting rid of some nukes, GOP goes ape shit

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He wants to save $10 billion by reducing our nuclear arsenal from 1500 to 300. Is 300 nukes seriously not enough? The ability to destroy just about every human on the planet isn't enough security apparently.

"I just want to go on record as saying that there are many of us that are going to do everything we possibly can to make sure that this preposterous notion does not gain any real traction," said Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/15/obama-nuclear-weapons-cuts-house-gop_n_1279946.html

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lol @ the tags

whoever that republican apologist is should clarify a few things:

why are 300 nukes not enough?

why is 1 iranian nuke too many?

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It's not about is it enough or too many....it's unnecessary unilateral disarmament. If there's one thing that's prevented anyone from pulling off an organized national ww2-esque fight, it's knowing that we'd send them back a few civilizations.

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lol yeah I can just picture all those countries out there whispering "They only have 300 nukes, our time is now!"

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As long as the Russians, Chinese etc... are making similar cuts, then I am ok with it.

And fwiw, there are a lot of democrats that would never go along with an 80% cut, because they know it would be ridiculous, and never get approved.

A 10-15% cut is more realistic, and I would be ok with that even without corresponding cuts in our potential opponents arsenal.

Panetta says 80% is only one option

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the committee that no decision has been made and maintaining the current level is one of the options.

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Seems like it would be expensive to maintain just one nuke. Getting rid of 100 that are not needed in the slightest would save a ton of money. Seems like republicans should be all for cutting spending on things we don't need.

Oh wait, they only want to cut spending on the things they don't see as productive like healthcare. Weapons of mass destruction? Hell yeah, kill those dark people!

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As long as the Russians, Chinese etc... are making similar cuts, then I am ok with it.

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...which ain't happenin'. In fact, Russia is starting to rebuild itself.

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The more I think about this, the more I believe this is merely a negotiating tactic by the administration. They throw out some outlandish number like 80% cuts in the overall arsenal, knowing there is no way it will pass the congress (even if the democrats were in control). That way, when the real figures come out (say 15-20%), they might be able to get some republicans onboard with it, enough to pass anyway.

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Obama certainly has listened to Charles Karass, but the problem is the moron should be doing this with our strategic "enemies"...not our own.

Unbelievable the gall and acceptance of all around that this will simply happen. It's like he's built a grand clone army....or disbanded one. ;)

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If Obama really wants to help the yous and mes of the US, he'd outlaw those damn state auto inspections!

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