Have you ever heard the expression that the best defense is a strong offense? Not only does this hold true in sports, but it also holds true in national defense. One of the best ways to defend one’s country is to have a bigger, stronger and better armed military than anyone else. Might and power are the best deterrents against attacks.
One of the US strongest defenses has been our arsenal of nuclear weapons. During the days of the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union, we amassed a nuclear arsenal that peaked at 31,225 in 1967. By 1989, the number was down to 22,217. In September 2009, we were down to 5,113 nuclear weapons.
A year later in 2010, Obama had eliminated over half of our nuclear warheads, reducing our number down to only 2,468. But Wait! There’s More! (sounds like one of those infomercials, doesn’t it?). Our fearless leader didn’t double the offer, but in fact he reduced it by over 30% because our nuclear arsenal is now down to only 1,700. But for a limited time only, Obama, speaking to a crowd in Berlin, told the world that he wants to cut our nuclear defenses even more, reducing them to 1,550 by 2018.
And if you really listened to what Obama told the German crowd, it sounds like he plans even deeper cuts than the numbers he stated, when he told them:
“After a comprehensive review I have determined that we can ensure the security of America and our allies, and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent, while reducing our deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one third.”
According to my math, two-thirds of 1,700 is 1,139 nuclear weapons left in our defensive arsenal. But don’t be fooled by his statement to the Berliners. In February of this year, a leaked White House report stated:
“White House officials are looking at a cut that would take the arsenal of deployed weapons to just above 1,000 …. [down from] about 1,700.”
That means that during his term in office, he will have reduced America’s nuclear weapons by 75%-80%. That would be like reducing our number of aircraft carriers from 10 down to 2 and still expects to be a formidable force.
Don’t forget that Obama has also reduced the number of military personnel, fighter planes, ships, tanks and other weaponry. It seems like Obama believes he can be like Gideon who conquered the Midianites with only 300 men. The big difference is that Gideon relied 100% on God, whereas Obama relies 100% on Obama who only thinks he is God.