According to a new report by Barack Obama’s Intelligence Council (as much an oxymoron as a “jumbo” shrimp), the U.S. will lose its status as sole world superpower by 2030. This analysis, of course, fails to take into account the suicidal presidential election of 2012, the results of which should speed the nation into peak decline by about 2015. Apparently this is the outcome that the deluded supporters of our re-installed socialist potentate desire — at least until they discover that while parity may be a good thing for the National Football League, when you meet with defeat in the real world you don’t get draft picks to boost you back into contention.
[…] The Chinese … understand that [Obama’s] administration is eviscerating American military power — a process that will become even more draconian (andperhaps substantially irreversible) as a result of Mr. Obama’s determination to impose a so-called sequestration round of a half-trillion dollars in additional cuts on a Pentagon already reeling from nearly $800 billion in previously approved reductions.
Then there is Mr. Obama’s rash effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons, starting with ours. A State Department advisory committee made up of rabid disarmers has just issued a recommendation that the United States make still further, deep reductions in its nuclear stockpile through negotiated agreements with Russia, if possible, and unilaterally if President Vladimir Putin will not go along.
This panel — like the Obama administration, which is expected to embrace its recommendations — seems indifferent to the growing evidence that China may have substantially more deployed nuclear weapons than we do. Unlike ours, theirs are on modern launch vehicles, many of which seem to be hidden in 3,000 miles of hardened tunnels. Meanwhile, Team Obama is ensuring that there will be no modernization of the U.S. arsenal and that its weapons — and the industrial complex vital to their future deterrent value and readiness — will continue to atrophy.
Mr. Obama is redistributing power, all right, and thereby is giving the globe a strategic makeover. Think of it as his “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” by diminishing its power and upgrading that of its enemies. (GAFFNEY: Obama’s global makeover – Washington Times)