01 February 2010

Obama Gets It

This past Friday, January 29, the Wall Street Journal carried an opinion piece by Vice President Joe Biden entitled, "The President's Nuclear Vision." Mr. Biden states,

We will spend what is necessary to maintain the safety, security, and effectiveness of our [nuclear] weapons.

He goes on to propose increasing the budget for the US nuclear weapons program to enable a credible and rigorous effort to maintain the safety, security, and reliability of our nuclear arsenal, and acknowledges that as the number of nuclear weapons decreases, their reliability becomes more important, not less.

Wow. President Obama gets it. And he is a big enough man to make an issue his own, that his opposition considers theirs. Now that's bipartisanship.

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