BHO's Columbia Days: Anti-War Radical

Nearly six months after the election of President Obama the New York Times suddenly decides to to its job. For many of us there were questions as to why Obama the candidate would not talk about his Columbia campus life. Suddenly the Times has discovered a 1983 article authored by then Barack Obama the student. The title of this article that appeared in the Columbia campus student newspaper? "Breaking the War Mentality".

The article suggested that Obama loathed American "militarism" and the "military-industrial interests" of America, while supporting the nuclear freeze movement.

"The Freeze is one part of a whole disarmament movement."

"Things like this may dispel the idea that disarmament is a white issue,"


Obama also supported other anti-war campus groups such as ARA,"Arms Race Alternatives", and "Students Against Militarism" or SAM.

"At the heart of our organization is an anti-war focus", says junior Robert Kahn, one of SAM's fifteen or so active members. "From there, a lot of issues shoot forth - nukes, racism, the draft, and South Africa."

So what's the big deal, right? So what? Many college students were radicals in their campus days.

That's true, but how many of them actually became President and are jaunting off to Russia to negotiate away our only real defense against Russia, nuclear deterrent. It appears that Obama's attitude toward the military and how we defend our nation has changed little if any since 1983. Add in his lame responses to Iran and North Korea both up and coming nuclear powers in their own right, and you have a recipe for disaster.

I remember during the campaign how many criticized those who questioned Obama's relationship with William Ayers, a known anti-American radical who still teaches as a college professor to this day. As if the relationship didn't matter. Well it matters folks, especially if he currently feels the same way he did back then.

It is not that I would be opposed to the world doing away with nuclear weapons, it would be great in theory. But how would we do it and how would we verify that it is being done. What would we do about those who are not disarming, how would we defend ourselves against the nukes that they have and we don't.

Sure folks, in a perfect world, nuclear disarmament would be desirable, but this is not a perfect world.

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