Friday, March 18, 2016

Holy Crap! Obama Says He's Planning to Take America's Nuclear Launch Codes With Him When He Leaves Office

This sounds like the plot of a latter-day Seven Days in May to me:
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—President Obama is planning to take the nation’s nuclear launch codes with him when he leaves office, in January of 2017, the President announced in a nationally televised address on Thursday. 
The President was quick to acknowledge that his decision to hold on to the launch codes was unorthodox, but said that he was doing it “to reassure the American people.”
“In recent weeks, there has been a rising level of alarm about who might have access to these codes going forward,” Obama said. “As a result, it occurred to me that the safest thing would be if I just held on to them for the foreseeable future.” ...
Sorry, Barry, but that unconstitutional manoeuvre is the opposite of reassuring.


Holding My Nose said...

I give this report zero credence, none, zip, nada. It's pure ballocks. The national security establishment wouldn't allow it and the codes probably change on a daily basis anyway.

This is another anti-Trump trolling story. The point being that it would be too dangerous to allow a President Trump to have access to the launch codes.

Reminds me of the ad LBJ ran against Goldwater showing a young girl in a field of flowers and suddenly a nuclear explosion and mushroom cloud.

What the story does reveal is how afraid the LibDems are of a Trump candidacy.

Will MFS said...

Borrowitz pens satirical news for 'The New Yorker'