Friday, June 21, 2013

Stuck (up) on stupid?

I just can't find the words--at least not printable ones--to describe President Obama's proposal of cutting the U.S. nuclear deterrent by a third just as North Korea and Iran are on the brink of becoming nuclear powers.  It is as if he didn't learn about Kellogg-Briand in school, and how millions died needlessly in a little conflict that started a decade later because the major powers of the world weren't able to deal with an Austrian corporal and a draft-dodging blacksmith' son until it was too late.

For that matter, it's as if our President doesn't remember that the collapse of the Warsaw Pact followed not Jimmy Carter's strategy of appeasement, but Reagan's policy of engagement.  He's truly stuck (up) on stupid.


pentamom said...

He probably didn't learn about Kellogg-Briand in school. I certainly didn't.

Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it, and those who do are doomed to bang our heads against the wall in frustration, watching the people who don't know it run the country.

Bike Bubba said...

You may be right, but I'm thinking that a guy with a law degree ought to have a greater understanding of history by necessity than most engineers and accountants would have. Columbia and Harvard are not doing themselves proud with this graduate.