President Responds To Palin's Criticisms

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama snapped back at Sarah Palin and her criticisms about his nuclear defense policy, calling the former Alaska governor "not much of an expert on nuclear issues."

Obama's comments came when asked for a response about a Palin critique that he was like a kid poised for a playground fight who said 'Go ahead, punch me in the face and I'm not going to retaliate. Go ahead and do what you want to with me."

"I really have no response," Obama told ABC News. "Because last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues."

The interview occurred Thursday in Prague, where Obama signed a treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that orders both nations to shrink their nuclear arsenals. That deal that must still be ratified by the Russian parliament and the U.S. Senate.

Palin was referring to another development on the nuclear front this week, a rewriting of American nuclear strategy.

Among many other elements of that new plan, the U.S. makes plain that if a non-nuclear nation is in compliance with an international nonproliferation treaty, the United States will not threaten or use nuclear weapons against it.

If such a state were to use chemical or biological weapons against the U.S. or its allies, it would face a potentially devastating conventional military strike by the U.S., but not a nuclear one.

North Korea and Iran were not included in that pledge because they do not cooperate with other countries on nonproliferation standards.

"It's unbelievable. Unbelievable," Palin told Fox News on Wednesday. "No administration in America's history would, I think, ever have considered such a step that we just found out President Obama is supporting today."

Asked about that criticism from Palin and other Republicans, Obama said: "If the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are comfortable with it, I'm probably going to take my advice from them and not from Sarah Palin."


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 10, 2010 at 08:04 AM
    Nothing says clueless like using "anonymous" as your post name....its just like all the rest. I hope you sold your house and car...wouldn't that be hypocritical if you use oil in anyway.....
  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2010 at 04:57 AM
    Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 1, 2010 at 05:54 PM ..What a stupid post ! Daaa ! I have a great idea...Would all the blue dogs like OSOC please post thier full name,place of residence,along with a telephone number to reach them so we can all have a personal relationship. You need to get real man ! OBAMA SNAKE OIL CO is an anonymous name REGARDLESS . See how easy it is.Go ahead and make my day fellow ! I am waiting for this one !
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on May 1, 2010 at 02:54 PM
    Are all liberals gutless wonders that do not post a name? Its called a VAT. I assume that is the change you voted for. Of course you knew it was coming, you did read Obamas book.....right? You are a responsible American and you just don't vote party......right? Oppps, sorry, sheep again. There was a real good wool harvest this past year....I think it will be real hot for Democrats in November....now that will be change and hopey....
  • by Anonymous on May 1, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    no more green from those socialist dems and Obama..just green from the profits of osoc's capitolist blue dogs...well fellow take a vacaton on the beaches in the gulf and eat the petrolem fryed seafood.We love you Palin,,,we love you Palin...
  • by Yahoo Location: The big Country on May 1, 2010 at 05:59 AM
    You tell 'em Palin;you stand up and hold those stupid libs back and keep these conservative capitolist happy...no green...no not any of the BS from those enviromentalist screaming about pollution and government control..but let them go screw up Alaska here the population is not larger than the triangle area of NC..Drill-baby Drill baby Drill baby Drill till your state looks like black ice!
  • by to osoc on May 1, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    they call it a value tax...you are so smart...who would have ever know ?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Ft Colins Co on Apr 27, 2010 at 03:20 PM
    NS, again, is he for it or against it, just who do you watch your news? Bill Maher?...Kay, he wants it, just not sure how much, however, it will cover all that work for a living or pay taxes, just like Europe, they call it a value tax...it means it has not value to you...value to the government. Carter days are coming....it will wreck what is struggling now, like giving a boat anchor to a drowning man....it is not going to be good.
  • by Kay on Apr 23, 2010 at 01:13 PM
    Well NS hasn't the president changed his mind on the VAT in the lsst few days. Surely you have been listening to the news.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 22, 2010 at 03:41 PM
    NS, which channel do you watch for news? Its a scary story and coming to you a soon as they can figure out how to relable it. You really like socialism? Don't come here posting hooey for the left, you have no facts to support this and there are many more that say he wants it. Obama has told lie, after lie, you heard them, you saw the videos, when is your denial going to end or are you just too bliss to understand? Anonymous on Apr 19, 2010 at 07:44 PM, don't count on either of them to even go to the web sites, just like NS, they are brainwashed to protect the socialist Obama. Think about it, why would they even post their hooey day in...they protect what cannot be protected. Obama has a dismal record, worse than Carter, its about political agenda they have been taught, socialism. They invaded the democratic party years ago and now have hold. They invade the posts here as they are guided by their brainwashing. They cannot think for themselves. Naves to the cause.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 at 06:50 AM
    Well said of Palin !
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