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Obama’s ‘Unprecedented’ Nuclear Summit Completely Fatuous

April 15, 2010

Washington Post syndicated columnist and Fox News correspondent Charles Krauthammer had the following to say regarding Obama’s self-ballyhooed Nuclear Summit:

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: What was unprecedented this week was the unprecedented use of the word “unprecedented” by the president to describe a conference which was completely fatuous. What were the accomplishments?

Yesterday we talked about the Ukrainian uranium. Today, as Steve indicated, our big advantage is that Chile, Mexico, and Canada will now sequester highly enriched uranium. I don’t know about you but I’ve been asleep nights worrying about Canadian uranium. I grew up in Canada. These people you don’t know what their capable of doing, and some of them remember the war of 1812.

(LAUGHTER)

Look, this was all a conference about changing the subject. The subject when it comes to proliferating nukes is Iran. If it acquires nukes, it’s the end of the NPT, it’s the end of all effort to prevent a weapon from falling in the hands of terrorism. It’s the biggest supporter of terrorism in the world. It will change the world. It will change the Middle East. Everybody is going to arm as a result.

To not talk about it, as what happened in the conference, it came up in the press, afterwards, because it was left out, is to show how useless this whole thing was. I’m sure half of the leaders of these countries are going home, shaking their heads, and saying what was this all about? Is this a president who believes he’s actually achieved anything here?

You kind of get the sense that Obama accomplished nothing given what a body of 47 world leaders SHOULD HAVE been talking about – but didn’t even bother to mention.

Which is probably why Obama so totally shut out the press; so that fewer people would have the facts to know what a completely empty and meaningless political show truly was.

We saved the planet from Canadian uranium.  Yay.  I can finally stop worrying about that worrisome and vexing threat.

Meanwhile, Iran is about to become a nuclear weaponized state and change the world in terrifying ways.  And nobody’s going to do anything about it.

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