Both Israel and Iran declined, being the major notions for this summit. As well as the major threat (According to Obama.) of having a terrorist organization in possession of a Nuclear weapon, while the Paks almost had there asses handed to them by a couple hundreds of activists not a long while ago...
Also repeatedly saying that America well do whatever it takes to stop Iran from having Nuclear power -maybe a nuke strike-, which what Iran will eventually have given time. So the way things are going, i am going to sit back and relax before the ****-storm hits.
[Edited by Telapicus, 4/13/2010 4:14:48 AM]
Reagan pursued strategic arms reduction as part of a systematic increase in conventional forces. He chartered a "1000 Ship Navy", modernized the military, ordered countless new weapons systems, instituted strategic and tactical studies which prepared the military for the "next war" instead of the "last war".
(there is an old aphorism that says that the military is always fighting the last war--ie: just when militaries learned the lessons of WWI, WWII happened; just when people learned the lessons of Korea, Vietnam happened)
Reagan sought to change that. And did. When we freed Kuwait, we didn't fight it based on the lessons of Vietnam, but the new doctrine developed for the NEXT war. And it was an astounding success.
Reagan essentially did the opposite of what Eisenhower did--Ike vastly increased the nuclear arsenal while reducing the conventional military.
What Obama wants to do isn't part of any kind of program.
He wants to disarm the US, and then hope that the rest of the world follows.
It's a lovely sentiment. But it shows the astounding inexperience and naivety which he possesses.
It's nice to think that our enemies will back off but the simple fact is they won't, no matter what any of us do. The world will never be a peaceful place, to think so is ignorant and naive.