Dann757 wrote:And now it's time to be the first to dismantle all our nuclear arsenal. Then all of our enemies will dismantle theirs and the global world will become one big happy new world order.
All of our adversaries do not HAVE nuclear weapons. One or a few do. Only one, Russia, has a significant quantity. Between Russia and the USA, it's still Mutual Assured Destruction, so neither one would intentionally be so stupid as to start a nuclear war. "Intentionally" is the operative word. The US and Russian arsenals are like Vonnegut's Ice 9, where an unintended fumble could spell the end of civilization. They are maintained for no purpose except to enrich those who build and maintain them. Surely it makes sense, not to dismantle ALL (unless everybody does), but to dismantle enough so that we still can inflict (and receive) unacceptable damage, but not vaporize all of civilization.
As to Obama and the Nobel Prize, it is a matter of contrasts. Coming after the reign of Mr. Moron War Criminal Bush, almost any rational and ethical president would look good enough to be awarded the prize.