“Washington has told Moscow that Russian help in resolving Iran’s nuclear program would make its missile shield plans for Europe unnecessary” – March 2, 2009, 4:16pm, en.rian.ru
We should remember this day when Europe, the United States or elsewhere is hit by a missile that could have been stopped by an anti-missle shield. Never in the course of history has a madman (or madwoman) been stopped by appeasement and backing down from self-defense.
Let us hope we do not come to rue this day any time soon.
“it would be charitable to say he doubled down on what he said in January in wishing and hoping for economic failure in this country.” – Robert Gibbs, Press Secretary for President Barack Hussein Obama on Rush Limbaugh, March 2, 2009
Not that Rush Limbaugh needs defending, but Robert Gibbs either purposefully ignores what Rush says, has hearing and reading problems, or is just plain dense. Anyone who opposes socialism/statism/collectivism should hope that the policies that President Obama proposes fail. “Success” in this case means LESS FREEDOM and more control of your lives from Washington. NO ONE hopes that the country fails economically, anyone who treasures freedom hopes that anti-liberty policies fail. Gibbs, it is easy to attack a straw man argument, the Presidency deserves real responses, not copouts.
“I can only imagine what might have been said a few years ago if somebody might have said that on the other side relating to what was going on in this country or our endeavors overseas.” – Gibbs
And it appears his memory is failing too.
I think the title says it all:
“A New Era of Responsibility, 1.75 trillion deficit”
$3.552 Trillion total spending or about $25,000 per taxpayer.
See the pdf file: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/fy2010_new_era/A_New_Era_of_Responsibility2.pdf
First we had the internet described as a “series of tubes” by Senator Ted Stevens now we have Vice President Biden asking if “you know the website number?”
Anchor on WBZ-TV, Washington, DC: By the way do you know the website?
Vice President Biden: You know I’m embarrassed, you know the website number? [Asked to someone off camera.] I, sss, you know I should have it in front of me and I don’t. I’m actually embarrassed.
Feb 25, 2009, 7:40 am. see http://email@example.com
Vice President, perhaps you can call Senator Stevens or former Vice President Gore, it isn’t a website number (unless you mean Phonebook.com’s redirect service like www.phonebook.com/202-456-1414).
If the Obama Administration really wants to do something productive with the stimulus money, use $100 billion or so and begin to harden the United States Infrastructure against EMP.
A single high-altitude nuclear weapon detonation (perhaps 200 miles) would create an electromagnetic pulse that would cover most of the continental United States, some of Canada and Mexico. The EMP would disable much of the electronic equipment in the United States. Even a small – by nuclear weapons standards – fission weapon would do significant damage. EMP would mean loss of power for everyone. This would mean no delivery of food or medicine or any other supplies. People that require water and sewer systems would be without power. Computers, TVs, radios would be damaged. The damage would not be a matter of resetting circuit breakers. Decades would pass before we were back to a 1920 level. Half a century before we were back to the 1970s. Tens to hundreds of millions of people would die in the United States within a year from starvation, disease, and untreated medical conditions. Many more hundreds of millions from around the world would die from ripple effects.
A country such as Iran or North Korea with a nuclear weapon and a delivery system could put the United States back to 1850 in terms of technology in 1 second. Without a weapon defense system, the United States is completely helpless.
Do we want to be at the mercy of an insane leader of a foreign country?
Two steps that must be taken as soon as possible:
1. Missile defense to stop the EMP before it starts.
2. Try to “harden” much of the United States electrical network. This is not a quick solution, but should be started.
If we are ever hit by EMP it will be too late.
This was the moment – this was the time – when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves, and our highest ideals. Thank you, God Bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America. – Barack Obama, June 3, 2008
Yes, if something is great, you typically want to remake it.