Obama to increasing spending on nuclear weapons

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Obama to increasing spending on nuclear weapons

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 President Obama is planning to increase spending on America's nuclear weapons stockpile just days after pledging to try to rid the world of them.

In his budget to be announced on Monday, Mr Obama has allocated £4.3billion to  maintain the U.S. arsenal - £370million more than George Bush spent on nuclear weapons in his final year.

The Obama administration also plans to spend a further £3.1billion over the next five years on nuclear security.

The announcement comes despite the American President declaring nuclear weapons were the ‘greatest danger’ to U.S. people during in his State of the Union address on Wednesday.

And it flies in the face of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to him in October for ‘his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples’.

The Nobel committee was attacked at the time for bestowing the accolade on a new president whose initiatives are yet to bear fruit – which included reducing the world stock of nuclear arms.



The budget is higher than that allocated by George Bush – who was seen by many as a warmongering president in the wake of the Iraq invasion in 2003 – during his premiership.

During his 70-minute State of the UNion speech on Wednesday, which marked his first year in office, Obama said: 'I have embraced the vision of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan through a strategy that reverses the spread of these weapons, and seeks a world without them.'

However, Vice President Joe Biden today supported the increase on nuclear weapons maintenance, saying: ‘Even in a time of tough budget decisions, these are investments we must make for our security. 

‘We are committed to working with Congress to ensure these budget increases are approved.’

Biden said the Obama administration had inherited a ‘steady decline’ in support for U.S. nuclear stockpiles and infrastructure.

‘For almost a decade, our laboratories and facilities have been underfunded and undervalued,’ he said.

‘The consequences of this neglect - like the growing shortage of skilled nuclear scientists and engineers and the ageing of critical facilities - have largely escaped public notice.

‘The budget we will submit to Congress on Monday both reverses this decline and enables us to implement the president's nuclear-security agenda.’

He added: 'This investment is long overdue. It will strengthen our ability to recruit, train and retain the skilled people we need to maintain our nuclear capabilities.

'It will support the work of our nuclear labs, a national treasure that we must and will sustain.'

The Obama administration will publish its budget for fiscal year 2011 on Monday. 

The proposal will include a budget increase for nuclear issues while paring back other areas in an effort to control record deficits.

Biden said those steps along with others to advance non-proliferation were essential to ‘holding nations like North Korea and Iran accountable when they break the rules, and deterring others from trying to do so’.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1247049/Nobel-Peace-Prize-winner-Barack-Obama-ups-spending-nuclear-weapons-George-Bush.html#ixzz0e3eZYGD9

 

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Stop telling vicious lies

Stop spreading vicious lies about Obama.

Obama is progressive.

Obama loves us.

He cured my chlamydia.

He ended white-guilt.

I pledge allegiance to Obama of the United States of America.

Obama please help me I'm drowning in disillusionment.

Wait, I found my bearings.

Obama bless us every one.

I love Obama.

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All this talk about Obama is

All this talk about Obama is making me want to talk about something that's not Obama. You probably like H.P. Lovecraft, because you are cleverer than the average poster am I right?

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 This article keys in on

 This article keys in on something that's been very obvious to all of us for a while.  All we need to know now is when does he plan to launch all the nukes?  All his talk about getting the evildoers on their turf so we don't have to deal with them at home means nothing unless we nuke the fuckers.  Go Obama Go!  

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Sapient wrote: This article

Sapient wrote:

 This article keys in on something that's been very obvious to all of us for a while.  All we need to know now is when does he plan to launch all the nukes?  All his talk about getting the evildoers on their turf so we don't have to deal with them at home means nothing unless we nuke the fuckers.  Go Obama Go!  

 

is this sarcasim or are you serious?

 

 


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Until i get some specifics

Until i get some specifics on exactly -what- this "nuclear arms money" was spent on, im indifferent

Its not like he bought some more nukes from russia... ... ... right? o_O

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The Doomed Soul wrote: Until

The Doomed Soul wrote:

Until i get some specifics on exactly -what- this "nuclear arms money" was spent on, im indifferent

Its not like he bought some more nukes from russia... ... ... right? o_O

So you're in favor of nuclear proliferation as long as Russia is not involved?

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Why are there so many

Why are there so many threads about Obama anyway? Who the fuck is so slow on the uptake that they didn't figure out politicians are liars yet?

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Cpt_pineapple wrote:is this

Cpt_pineapple wrote:

is this sarcasim or are you serious?

 

You being sarcastic?

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Gauche wrote:All this talk

Gauche wrote:

All this talk about Obama is making me want to talk about something that's not Obama. You probably like H.P. Lovecraft, because you are cleverer than the average poster am I right?

 

i liked lovecraft way back in high school, for about the same reason i liked tolkien: a highly developed mythology.

i stopped liking lovecraft when i grew up, for about the same reasons i stopped liking tolkien: one-dimensional characters, repetitive situations, and stiff dialogue (or in lovecraft's case, first-person narration).  also nevermind the fact that lovecraft pretty much tells the same story over and over again, switching only the scenery, the name of the evil entity, the name of the protagonist, and whatever mindless gibberish those possessed by the evil entity end up spewing.

lovecraft does have one advantage over tolkien, however, and that is his much more relevant and realistic philosophical starting-point: utter and undefeatable chaos.  this isn't enough to forgive his legions of invariably awful imitators, however.  i mean, have you ever read august derleth?  even in high school i thought he was complete shit, mostly because he tried to bring organization and coherence to lovecraft's chaotic mythology, which of course totally defeated the purpose of it.

so, in conclusion, meh.

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Good, why don't you put your

Good, why don't you put your clever comments right here: http://www.rationalresponders.com/forum/19561

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Sapient wrote:You being

Sapient wrote:

You being sarcastic?

 

No

 

 

 


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Cpt_pineapple wrote:SOURCEIn

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In his budget to be announced on Monday, Mr Obama has allocated £4.3billion to  maintain the U.S. arsenal -

Biden said the Obama administration had inherited a ‘steady decline’ in support for U.S. nuclear stockpiles and infrastructure.

These are the only two relevant lines in the entire article. Increasing funding for nuclear weapon maintenance does not equal building more nukes.

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 Here Pineapple... this

 Here Pineapple... this isn't sarcastic... (fucking cross-reference next time)

 

"The administration argues that the boost is needed to ensure that U.S. warheads remain secure and work as designed as the arsenal shrinks and ages nearly 18 years into a moratorium on underground testing and more than two decades after large-scale warhead production ended.

The increase is also required to modernize facilities - some dating to World War II - that support the U.S. stockpile and to retain experts who "will help meet the president's goal of securing vulnerable nuclear materials worldwide ... and enable us to track and thwart nuclear trafficking (and) verify weapons reductions," Vice President Joe Biden wrote in a Friday Wall Street Journal opinion piece."



Read more: Obama to seek major increase in nuclear weapons funding - KansasCity.com 

 

 

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 P.S.  I'm disgusted at

 P.S.  I'm disgusted at the influx of Christian like arguing by the anti-Obama crew on this website.  You should be ashamed of yourselves. 

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