Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Latest On Iran

What is the result of all of Barack Obama's tough negotiations with Iran over their non-existent nuclear program? Ahem:

Iran’s government announced that it was pushing ahead with plans to enrich uranium to 20 percent levels, ostensibly to fuel a research reactor.

The latest Iranian zig zag came only days after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that Iran was open to a deal on exchanging some of its stockpile of low enriched uranium for fuel for a research reactor that the United Nations offered last year. ...

By threatening to expand its uranium enrichment program by enriching at higher levels, the Iranian regime deliberately flaunts its defiance of five United Nations Security Council resolutions and three sets of sanctions.
Sweet. Well done, Mr. President. On a related note, the military is becoming increasingly worried about missile threats:

The Pentagon’s review also highlighted U.S. intelligence’s concerns about the Iranian nuclear program and their pursuit of “long-range ballistic missiles.” The report comes a day after Iran announced that it had launched a rocket into space, calling attention to the regime’s serious efforts to gain this dangerous technology.

The real concern is over how the United States can protect against such threats and ensure a credible deterrent to promote regional stability in the Middle East and East Asia. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has requested $8.4 billion dollars for the Missile Defense Agency. The internal structure of this budget will serve to shift the U.S. missile defense posture away from defending against long-range missile attacks and toward countering short- and medium-range missiles.
Hey, I'm just glad that Obama hasn't killed off every missile defense program we have! Yet. Even so, this is like trying to unscrew a Phillips screw with a flathead screwdriver - it's the right tool, but the wrong version of it. It's not going to be effective.

Thanks, Mr. President. Now, if only we had some incredible air superiority fighters that could go in and take out the air defenses of Iran if it comes to combat. Oh wait, never mind. Obama killed that program, too. And its backup program.

Barack Obama appears to be doing his best to erase every bit of America's air superiority. It's only going to end in bloodshed and tragedy.

There's my two cents.

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