In July 2009, Obama stood before Moscow's New Economic School, and said this:
The future does not belong to those who gather armies on a field of battle or bury missiles in the ground.He meant what he said, and today, he is ready to act on his opinion.
Pullout Quote from the NYT:
For the first time, The United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack.UPDATE 11:00 a.m. CDT: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is on speaking from the Pentagon. He just said that we will not develop new nuclear warheads and...if any country attacks the U.S. with biological or chemical weapons, will face devastating "conventional" retaliation.
The U.S. Senate is still sitting on Senate Bill 2433, which Senator Obama wrote. It is called a Global Poverty Act, but it is really about the United Nations and their superiority in global control. In U.N. doctrine, poverty is tightly bound to war. The U.N. can abolish poverty if they control the world's weapons, including small arms.
...Poverty eradication is not an automatic consequence of economic growth; it requires purposeful action to redistribute wealth and land,...
Senate Bill 2433 is tied to the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goal (UNMDG), by Obama, by design because...it is not all about poverty. The President is planning to change how and when the U.S. can and will use nuclear arms.
This from the New York Times:
...Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example, the new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons, overruling the initial position of his own defense secretary...