In Obama, Medvedev, Pootie-Poot, and even Ahmedenijad really have a live one on the hook, don’t they?

The Obama administration is likely to reveal a closely guarded secret — the size of the U.S. nuclear stockpile — during a critical meeting starting Monday at which Washington will try to strengthen the global treaty that curbs the spread of nuclear weapons, several officials said.

Various factions in the administration have debated for months whether to declassify the numbers, and they were left out of President Obama’s recent Nuclear Posture Review because of objections from intelligence officials. Now, the administration is seeking a dramatic announcement that will further enhance its nuclear credentials as it tries to shore up the fraying nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

The numbers could be released as soon as Monday, when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is to address the NPT Review Conference in New York, officials said. She will speak after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is likely to repeat his demands for more global controls over the stockpiles of the nuclear nations.

It can’t be long before Obama gives everybody the nuclear launch codes, can it? The US president is the only one who has access to them, and that just isn’t fair. If anybody else wants to know what’s really in the health care bill though, sorry, that’s a closely guarded secret.

Obama reminds me of the beach scene in the movie Airplane:

Striker : My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow, we’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 18:00 hours. We’re coming in from the North, below their radar.

Elaine : When will you be back?

Striker : I can’t tell you that — It’s classified.

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