Peace Through Naivety?

by Mike on January 26, 2009

in International Relations,Politics

Barack Obama has come out with yet another asinine proposal in his first week as President.  This time, the White House is proposing a “worldwide” ban on the use of weapons in space.  While sounding utopian on paper, Obama’s proposal ignores the fact that our world contains countries that would love nothing more than to achieve military superiority over the United States.  Such a superiority in the highest of high grounds in history would not only spell the end of America as the strongest nation in the world, but also turn America into a sitting duck.

This is not Obama’s first proposal that would undermine America’s national security, but it won’t be the last.  That’s because proposals like this are the products of the President’s liberal worldview that views the projection of American strength with suspicion while taking our enemies at their word.   Right Wing News, who deserves the hat tip for this story, identified THE problem with Obama’s naive proposal:

The reality is, whether they sign a treaty or not, other nations are going to work on space based weapons. So, the real question becomes: whom do we want to have those weapons first? Some day, some nation is going to be the first to have effective space based weapons and I think it should be us.

I agree.  Ronald Reagan demonstrated over twenty years ago that peace comes through strength, not by taking the word of those who would do us harm.

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Sal January 26, 2009 at 11:01 pm

At least on matters of foreign policy, Obama is already worse than Clinton ever was. Clinton, although a lib, was at least somewhat pragmatic.

Obama is looking more and more like Jimmy Carter every day.

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