In an attempt to “disarm America," President Obama has canceled a defense system, placing the U.S. home front in danger of a missile attack, including one that could be launched from Iran, charged the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
In a radio interview today, Sen. James Inhofe R-Okla., warned that Iran is using Western talks to stall the international community while it assembles a nuclear weapon and delivery system.
“Way back in 2007, our unclassified intelligence said Iran is going to have a nuclear weapon and a delivery system by 2015. That was way back in 2007. That’s a year and a half from now and they are right on the road to making that a reality,” Inhofe said.
The senator, recovering at home from quadruple bypass heart surgery, was speaking on Aaron Klein’s WABC radio show.
“I don’t trust the verification is in place, and they haven’t even said that they are going to slow down on their production right now,” Inhofe said of the talks between Iran and six world powers in Geneva earlier this month.
Inhofe told Klein that Obama’s cancellation of the U.S. missile-defense complex in Poland places America in grave danger.
“This president, President Obama, way back in his first budget four and a half years ago, one of the things he did in his effort to disarm America, was to do away with the ground-based interceptors that we were building in Poland.”
The senator asked Klein: “Now why were we building that in Poland? ... We were doing it because we have 33 ground-based interceptors all on the West Coast of the United States."
Inhofe said it "wasn’t until about 10 years ago that we realized how close Iran was."
"And there shouldn’t be any doubt in anyone’s mind that if they had the weapon and the delivery system they would use it," he said. "And where would that go? It would come from the east.”
However, Inhofe charged, cancellation of the U.S. interceptor site in Poland has resulted in the inability to effectively shoot down missiles coming from the east.
“Now we could be lucky if we had one shot to get it from the ground-based interceptor on the West Coast,” he said. “But we all know the security of that system is to be able to shoot, look and shoot. Now we can do that for something coming from the west. We can't do it for something coming from the east.”