Thanks To Obama We’re Further Away From Doomsday. Literally
Citing President Obama’s “pragmatic, problem-solving approach,” the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock from give to six minutes before midnight. The clock has been adjusted only 18 times since it was created in 1947. (h/t Think Progress)
“A key to the new era of cooperation is a change in the U.S. government’s orientation toward international affairs brought about in part by the election of Obama. With a more pragmatic, problem-solving approach, not only has Obama initiated new arms reduction talks with Russia, he has started negotiations with Iran to close its nuclear enrichment program, and directed the U.S. government to lead a global effort to secure loose fissile material in four years. He also presided over the U.N. Security Council last September where he supported a fissile material cutoff treaty and encouraged all countries to live up to their disarmament and nonproliferation obligations under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty…”
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