A question for USMB lefties

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    Why on earth would any of you think it's a good idea to weaken our nuclear arsenal?

    I know Obama has plans of eventually ridding the world of nukes, but seriously, shouldn't the plan be to empower the good guys and make sure the bad guys don't get them???

    Here's an article on Obama wanting to cut down more of our warheads.

    A Cut Too Far | Washington Free Beacon
     
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    While we are waiting for the lefties to show up, I would like to offer some constructive criticism.

    Since our nuclear deterrent is about as serious a subject as it gets, perhaps including something in the topic title to indicate that is what this subject is about would be useful.

    Then, perhaps a quote from your link which captures the essence of whatever point you are trying to make.

    Using some ambiguous language addressed to "lefties" in the topic title screams shallowness and insincerity. One does not expect an intellectually challenging subject when the well has been poisoned with "hey lefties!" crap. One expects the usual puerile exchanges of insults and cheap shots and a boatload of useless anecdotes.

    This topic does not advocate well for whatever passes for "conservatives" these days.
     
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    Are we the good guys.? America is the only country to use nukes on another country. And we did it twice. America is the terror capital of the world and has been for 70 years.
     
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    Yes.

    And for very good reasons, too.
     
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    Good points all; still, we have more than enough nukes. Maintaining what we need, and concentrating on location should be the priority, not holding on to old systems.
     
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    Who are the "Bad Guys"?
     
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    I admit, you do have SOME valid points. The link I provided accentuates how the POTUS wants to reduce our stockpile and eventual eliminate it all together.

    The debate, simply, is why does the left seem to want to disarm us of our nukes? Many of the left do wish for that, no?
     
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    Ron Paul for one.
     
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    I would give serious weight to what our military thinks we need. I would not accept their claims blindly, mind you, but I would certaintly want to know that their input is.

    Obama's plan is to eliminate nukes entirely, according to the OP link.
     
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    Because we only need to be able to blow up the entire planet once...

    http://m.gizmodo.com/5899569/how-many-nukes-would-it-take-to-blow-up-the-entire-planet
     

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