Thursday, April 8, 2010

Historic Nuclear Arms Treaty

From the Associated Press:

President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation. The pact will shrink the limit of nuclear warheads to 1,550 per country over seven years. That still allows for mutual destruction several times over. But it is intended to send a strong signal that Russia and the U.S. — which between them own more than 90 percent of the world's nuclear weapons — are serious about disarmament.

This historic agreement
was exactly what the rightwing's hero, Ronald Reagan, favored 30 years ago. In Reagan's words, nuclear weapons are "totally irrational, totally inhumane, good for nothing but killing, possibly destructive of life on Earth and civilization."
In his memoirs Reagan wrote, "For the eight yea
rs I was president, I never let my dream of a nuclear-free world fade from my mind."

Former secretaries of state George Shultz (R) and Henry Kissinger (R), along with former defense secretary William J. Perry (D) and former senator Sam Nunn (D), embrace this policy. But some of today's rightwing Regressives, like the still-bitter Rudolph Giuliani and Alaska's former half-governor, Sarah the Twitter Quitter, predictably don't agree with President Obama. Worse, by condemning this historic treaty, they are besmirching their party's hero, Ronald Reagan! To figure this out, you have to think like a dingbat. Follow the thoughts as they (slowly) slog through Sarah Palin's mind:

1. President Obama did it
2. He is a Democrat
3. She’s not a Democrat
4. Russia approved it
5. Russia is/was our enemy

6. It cannot be good

There you have it.

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