The idiot in the White House downplayed the growing threat from Russia Tuesday while babbling incoherently over in Europe about how his biggest fear is a nuke hitting New York City, which is really comforting to residents there and around the region. So while he pretends it’s his biggest fear, he’s busy cutting the budget for a plan to protect Manhattan from nuclear threats. In other words, never trust a thing this guy says.
President Obama is right to be worried about the possibility of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan. Attacking the city is on virtually every terrorist’s bucket list.
The odds of a nuclear weapon falling into terrorist hands are not zero; therefore the odds are too high. The President, I think, recognizes this. He gives the issue priority in his speeches and it is high on his international, diplomatic agenda.
But at home, the President has not put his money where his mouth is. This year, his administration again proposed to slash the budget for the one initiative designed to protect Manhattan from nuclear threats.
The NYPD’s Securing the Cities program, has developed a first-of-its-kind radiological detection ring around Manhattan and the greater New York area. Yet, every year since he took office, the President has proposed significant reductions to the program. Every year, the New York congressional delegation has labored to reverse the cuts on the House and Senate floor.
Weird how none of his lapdog media have noticed. You know who used to fund this program? His predecessor.
Just as we all viewed the 2001 attack on New York City as an attack on America, protecting New York City is protecting America.
Unfortunately, the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress have not yet gotten that message. While the Bush administration had for the previous three years funded the crucial Securing the Cities program, the Obama administration earlier this year proposed to eliminate funding for it in fiscal 2010.