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Obama reminds Palin who's the Commander-in- Chief……

President Obama (l.) had some harsh words for Sarah Palin, two days after the former GOP vice presidential candidate slammed the White House over its nuclear realiation policy.

The President in a one sentence come back stated that Sarah Palin really doesn’t have access to the facts a sitting President has on nuclear technology and current nuclear stockpile status…..

After all ……..he’s the guy with ‘codes card’ in his pocket…isn’t he?

One person President Obama will not be taking advice from? Sarah Palin. Especially on nuclear arms control.

“Last I checked, Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues,” Obama told ABC News in declining to react to Palin’s criticism of his new nuclear weapons policy.

Palin, speaking in Minnesota Wednesday, ripped the White House’s declaration that it will not respond to conventional attacks with nukes.

“No administration in America’s history would, I think, ever have considered such a step that we just found out President Obama is supporting,” Palin said at a rally with Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) “It’s unbelievable. It’s like getting out there on a playground, a bunch of kids, getting ready to fight, and one of them says, ‘Go ahead, punch me in the face. I’m not going to retaliate. Do what you want to with me.'”

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Note …..The current stockpile of United States warheads maybe around 5,500.*..enough to wipe out the planet several times……

The ‘get to’ figure mentioned between the two countries is around 1.900…..still enough to ruin the planet……

What is she complaining about?

* See foot note #1 in the Wiki link….

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April 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 2 Comments

Obama reminds Palin who’s the Commander-in- Chief……

President Obama (l.) had some harsh words for Sarah Palin, two days after the former GOP vice presidential candidate slammed the White House over its nuclear realiation policy.

The President in a one sentence come back stated that Sarah Palin really doesn’t have access to the facts a sitting President has on nuclear technology and current nuclear stockpile status…..

After all ……..he’s the guy with ‘codes card’ in his pocket…isn’t he?

One person President Obama will not be taking advice from? Sarah Palin. Especially on nuclear arms control.

“Last I checked, Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues,” Obama told ABC News in declining to react to Palin’s criticism of his new nuclear weapons policy.

Palin, speaking in Minnesota Wednesday, ripped the White House’s declaration that it will not respond to conventional attacks with nukes.

“No administration in America’s history would, I think, ever have considered such a step that we just found out President Obama is supporting,” Palin said at a rally with Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) “It’s unbelievable. It’s like getting out there on a playground, a bunch of kids, getting ready to fight, and one of them says, ‘Go ahead, punch me in the face. I’m not going to retaliate. Do what you want to with me.'”

More……..

Note …..The current stockpile of United States warheads maybe around 5,500.*..enough to wipe out the planet several times……

The ‘get to’ figure mentioned between the two countries is around 1.900…..still enough to ruin the planet……

What is she complaining about?

* See foot note #1 in the Wiki link….

April 9, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 2 Comments

Iraqi drawdown…..Afghan startup……moving the troops and whatever….Logistics…..

The US Army is drawing down in Iraq……and beefing up in Afghanistan……

The process of doing both…at the same timne….is mammoth……

But under orders from the Commander-in-Chief…..the Unites States Military……The US Army, Air Force , Navy and others will be packing up in one theatre …and trucking, railroading , shipping and flying two thousand miles around Iran to another war country…..

This piece gives an idea about what its all about……

In trying to speed 30,000 reinforcements into Afghanistan while reducing American forces in Iraq by 50,000, American commanders are orchestrating one of the largest movements of troops and matériel since World War II. Military officials say that transporting so many people and billions of dollars’ worth of equipment, weapons, housing, fuel and food in and out of both countries between now and an August deadline is as critical and difficult as what is occurring on the battlefield.

Military officials, who called the start of the five-month logistics operation “March Madness,” say it is like trying to squeeze a basketball through a narrow pipe, particularly the supply route through the Khyber Pass linking Pakistan and Afghanistan.

So many convoys loaded with American supplies came under insurgent attack in Pakistan last year that the United States military now tags each truck with a GPS device and keeps 24-hour watch by video feed at a military base in the United States. Last year the Taliban blew up a bridge near the pass, temporarily suspending the convoys.

“Hannibal trying to move over the Alps had a tremendous logistics burden, but it was nothing like the complexity we are dealing with now,” said Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, the commander of the United States Third Army. He spoke at a military base in the Kuwaiti desert before a vast sandscape upon which were armored trucks that had been driven out of Iraq and were waiting to be junked, sent home or taken on to Kabul, Afghanistan.

The general is not moving elephants, but the scale and intricacy of the operation are staggering. The military says there are 3.1 million pieces of equipment in Iraq, from tanks to coffee makers, two-thirds of which are to leave the country. Of that, about half will go on to Afghanistan, where there are already severe strains on the system.

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March 31, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Automobiles, Boats, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Food, Government, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments