Mudville Gazette’s Mrs. Greyhawk has a post with a video of Sen. Barack Obama speaking to Caucus for Priorities apparently sometime during the Iowa caucuses campaign.
It’s hard to believe what he said.
Greyhawk provides first, the text of Obama’s statement in full as heard on the video: - - -
As president, I will end misguided defense policies and stand with Caucus for Priorities in fighting special interests in Washington.
First, I'll stop spending $9 billion a month in Iraq. I'm the only major candidate who opposed this war from the beginning -- and as president, I will end it.
Second, I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems, and I will institute an independent defense priorities board to ensure that the Quadrennial Defense Review is not used to justify unnecessary spending.
Third, I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons.
To seek that goal, I will not develop new nuclear weapons; I will seek a global ban on the production of fissile material, and I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals.
You know where I stand.
Now here’s the video:
Folks, do you know of any major news organization which has reported in any detail on what you’ve just read?
Has Sen. Obama been questioned on any of the public affairs programs or at news conferences about, for example, his pledge that he’ll “not weaponize space?”
I thought liberals were now in favor of that. Our NATO allies are. They recently voted to support the deployment of anti-missile systems in Europe.
What did Obama mean when he said that as President “I will slow our development of future combat systems?” Who does that help?
Folks, here’s a link to Caucus for Priorities’ Web site. It includes a link in the lower left-hand corner to an animation using the voice and persona of Jerry Cohan of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. He lays out the group’s agenda.
Also, look at the rest of Ms. Greyhawk’s post. She links to some material that’s even more disturbing than what I’ve provided here.
I’ve always found the Greyhawks to be very reliable bloggers. In fact, top of the line.
We owe them thanks for posting the material, and I owe Mike Williams a hat tip for calling it to my attention.