Obama’s Nuke Proposal
Thomas Barnett has a very succinct explanation of why Barack Obama’s vision for a nuclear weapons-free world is unworkable:
Nukes have simply been too useful in killing great power war. I’m not giving that up for today’s minor issues with North Korea and Iran, for no other reason that both seek nukes to deter our conventional attack, so such a ban–in response to such situations–actually does nothing to address them.
His even more succinct assessment, though, is off base:
Sophomoric stuff from a campaign that should be getting more mature advice. Very disappointing.
I’m far from an Obama fan but, in his defense, he’s gotten some pretty mature advice here. As I’ve noted previously, he cribbed it from Henry Kissinger, George Schultz, Bill Perry, and Sam Nunn!