I had a good exchange with MSNBC Countdown‘s Keith Olbermann tonight on Barack Obama’s substantial achievement in a combined set of nuclear initiatives — including a revised Nuclear Posture Review parts of which were released today, the signining a new START Treaty with Russia, a nuclear materials lockdown summit next week — all leading to a major Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in May.
This is ‘Legacy Stuff’ for the Obama team. I’m very impressed with the deftness of the details of the Nuclear Posture Review.
I have been frustrated by the Obama team’s lack of progress, until now, to achieve the global objectives it has defined for itself.
This is a big win — and something that can lead to momentum and other strategic accomplishments.
— Steve Clemons