An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 8 April 2010
A leading Muslim scholar, in the United States for the first time in six years after the Obama administration lifted a travel ban on him, says he will not shy away from criticizing the president whose policies finally allowed him to visit.
Gracious sakes. A travel ban on a “muslim scholar”. What could that be all about? Better question: Who would lift such a ban?
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lifted the ban on Ramadan in January.
I’m sure she did this all on her own, right? And D’Bama had nothing to do with it, what so ever! Wonder when they are going take the bounty off Osama/Usama bin Laden’s head?
This bunch is effectively turning the U.S into a third world commie country. Will we have a purple shirted thugs, standing next to us in the voting booth, telling how we MUST vote?
Obama’s False START
Just hours before President Barack Obama unveiled his Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Moscow that the Kremlin maintained the right to withdraw from the new START agreement if the United States pursued its missile defense program. Late last night, the White House responded to Lavrov’s statement, insisting: “The Russian statement does no more than give the United States fair notice that it may decide to pull out of the New START Treaty if Russia believes our missile defense system affects strategic stability. We believe it doesn’t.”
But the Russians could care less what the Obama administration believes about missile defense. The Russians have made it exceedingly clear that Kremlin compliance with the treaty will evaporate at any point when Moscow decides our missile defense program threatens them. And the Russians have already said repeatedly that they believe it does. There is a good reason that neither Russian President Dmitri Medvedev nor Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have uttered a word about the treaty in public. As New York University professor of Russian Studies and History Stephen Cohen told MSNBC just seconds after Presidents Obama and Medvedev signed the agreement: “Politically it is an unstable treaty.” Why should the U.S. Senate ratify a treaty that Russia maintains it can exit at any time?
He really DOES scare the bejabbers out of the left! Ain’t it grand? Heh.