July 16th, 2008
01:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama debuts second national security spot in two days

Obama’s second national security spot this week focuses on loose nukes.
Obama’s second national security spot this week focuses on loose nukes.

(CNN) — Barack Obama has released his second ad with a national security focus in as many days Wednesday, amid a week of events designed to highlight the presumptive Democratic nominee’s credentials on that front.

In the new 30-second spot, “Changing World” – which, like “America’s Leadership” Tuesday, does not mention Iraq and Afghanistan - Obama again highlights his work on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to end the smuggling of loose nuclear weapons. The ad debuted on the same day he held a summit on the issue in Indiana, featuring prospective VPs Senator Evan Bayh and former Senator Sam Nunn as panelists.

“Forty years ago it was missile silos and the Cold War,” says the announcer, over images of missiles and other security threats. “Today, it’s cyber attacks…loose nukes…oil money funding terrorism.

“Barack Obama understands our changing world. On the Foreign Relations Committee, he co-sponsored a law to lock down loose nuclear weapons. As president, he’ll rebuild our alliances to take out terrorist networks, and fast-track alternatives so we stop spending billions on oil from hostile nations,” continues the announcer. “New leadership for a changing world.”

The ad will run on national cable starting Thursday.


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  1. ginny bell j.b.n.ga.

    YOU MAY WANT TO RECHECK ANYTHING YOU SAY OBOMA CO SPONORED OR EVEN READ THE BILL....
    SEEMS HE HAS MOSTLEY JUST TOOK UP SITTING ROOM IN THE ILL.SEN. AND THE STATE SEN.
    THE PEOPLE DOING THE REPORTING CAN NOT FIND ANY THING HE STARTED OR HELPED ON IN EITHER SEN. THAT HE ACTUALLY FINISHED....
    NEED PROOF?????
    GO TO.... BREAKING FROM NEWSMAX.COM
    READ..... KESSLER...... OBOMAS REMARKABLE INEXPERIENCE CAN'T BE IGNORED........
    FINNALLY SOMEBODY TOLD US THE TRUTH.
    YOU WILL NOT GET THE TRUTH FROM CNN CANDY CAMPBELL LARRY KING WOLF OR ANDERSON AND ALL THERE PANELS BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL ABOUT OBOMA....
    THEY HAVE HIM SITTING ON THE TOP OF THE PILE......
    HE IS THE COMING,THE MOST PERFECT PERSON THEY HAVE EVER MET AND WORDS CAN NOT DESCRIBE HOW WONDERFUL HE IS.TO ALL CNN STAFF.....
    GOD HELP US.
    THEY SOLD HILL OUT AND ARE NOW WORKING ON SELLING MCCAIN OUT.

    July 16, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  2. demwit

    Wow! Just look at all those nukes he helped to lock down!!

    July 16, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  3. Texan

    Obama wants to personally meet with the President of Iran, but he has repeatedly refused to meet Petraus or our troops on the ground.

    Obama wanted to pull all or our troops out of Iraq in the middle of the so called, "Civil War" The democrats declared the war lost and Obama strongly opposed the surge.

    The surge has worked extremely well, if Obama was in charge, it never would have happened. Obama would have recklessly walked out of Iraq in the middle of the "Civil War' and the country would have decended into utter chaos. Gas prices would be $8-$10 a gallon.

    Please try to remember people.

    July 16, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  4. therealist

    Does that picture say 1/11/2007??

    July 16, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  5. Jan, Toronto

    Evolution in all scenarios is critical to proceed!
    Regaining stability for America and its International Allies, must be address quickly to ensure the USA economy to regain its footing as the World leader it was!

    July 16, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  6. Typical White Person

    I'm surprised he brings up legislation since he has such a dismal record...

    Bills-to-law in 110th congress: 0

    109th congress: 2
    S.2125 – relief for Congo
    S.3757 – naming a post office for Katherine Dunham, the "Matriarch and Queen Mother of Black Dance"

    And that is it. Everything else he either added amendments to or jumped on the bandwagon as a "co-sponsor".

    July 16, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  7. Cortez

    It must be very difficult to make a candidate appear for National Defense when that candidate has no experience in the field. Not even a day in the Military. Maybe Hollywood can make a film starring Obama as a soldier taking out Al Qaeda operatives. Then the Public will think he has some military experience. Fiction will do when there is no substance.

    July 16, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  8. Ray

    Obama 08!

    July 16, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  9. peakarach,des moines,IA

    CNN=HUSSEIN OBOMBMA #1 HEADQUARTER.

    July 16, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  10. anonymous

    Oh wow! I'm impressed by the boy. NOT! What an absolute clown (ears and all).

    July 16, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  11. Jay

    Clinton Democrats for Cynthia McKinney !!!

    July 16, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Kaye C.

    I will no longer use CNN as my home page. This article should be the headline, instead of a non time sensitive piece on the Mafia. Or the mortgage crisis developments. Or the override of Bush's veto of medicare. It's as if CNN is trying to calm fears by not highlighting the real news. Your bias is showing. Who owns CNN again? No longer the most trusted name is cable news.

    July 16, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  13. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    We will, we will
    Barack you!

    July 16, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. James, Redlands, CA

    The policy positions he advocated about targeted attacks in Pakistan, meeting with N. Viet. and Iran, refocusing on Afghanistan which were all ridiculed by McCain, Bush, Clinton, and the right wing are all being done now by the Bush adminstration.

    He has always shown the judgement to be Commander in cheif. The unpublicized facts are there to be found.

    Obama was right.

    July 16, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  15. DW

    Now, tell me who's ready to be Commander-in-Chief???!!!! It's sure NOT McSame. Barack has ALL aspects involving the war covered. I've heard nothing from McSame but IRAN. I'm NOT impress with McSame's foreign policies at all. Barack covers ALL aspects of this war.

    McSame ready to be Commander-inChief????? I don't think so!!!! Voters better think that one over or this Country could be in for a rude awakening. Seriously!!!

    July 16, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  16. ShayFad

    Quote from an McCain supporter
    "But we don't know OBAMA, we don't watch anything other than FOX NEWS and listen to Rush Limbough. He's a scary man on there I tell you. He's got terrorist connections I tell you"
    Give me a break!
    He's a senator for heaven's sake.

    Truth be told: If you don't know him, Google him. Research him. Get to know him. He's going to be the next president.
    Stop feeding yourself with poison from Hannity and Limbough and the likes.
    Stop hiding under the bliss of your ignorance.
    Its YOUR FAULT if you don't know him.
    I don't know McCain either, but I have researched what he stands for.

    July 16, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  17. Jeff

    Obama keeps trotting out his "experience" on the foreign realtions committee. What a joke. Obama has spent so little time doing the work of this committee it boggles the mind how he thinks he can claim any accomplishment.

    July 16, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. Marj,Paso Robles, Cal

    Sounds like he now agrees with Presiden Bush on the war on terror. Welcome aboard (finally) BO.

    July 16, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  19. WoW

    Gotta love it... have a strategy prior to any investigation... haven't been there or talked to the guys on the ground but so what.

    Pakistan has 90 Nukes... maybe he can lock those down when he invades them... even though they are on our side.

    Great experience... clean up Washington when he comes from Chicago politics.... OMG...

    What a joke... total clown... in a year when the Dems should be handed the POTUS office... they pick this guy. Un-Real...

    July 16, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  20. Tx Dem

    McCain had someone introduce him to the Internet recently. He's decades behind modern day threats...

    Bush refers to Google as "the Google" – also behind the times...

    July 16, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. Frank

    Obama has a real plan.oooooooooooook. He'll be President that's for sure. American's have a recent history of picking the worst candidate.

    July 16, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  22. politicalgirl

    Wow!!! Obama with national security experience?????????????????????? What's the next JOKE?

    July 16, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  23. Jeremy from South Florida

    everyone talks about obama not having any experience and not accomplishing nothing...WTH did McBush accomplish the 26 years he's been in the senate.....NOTHING! he against womens rights, equal pay, health care for everyone, he even voted against to have MLK day a federal holiday!! Come On....Now he's talkin bout he win Wars...Which One, IRAQ lol........McJoke is Pathetic.....

    July 16, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  24. Pepou

    He is right ! No more nuclear weapons ! Iran, North Korea, Israel, beware.

    July 16, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  25. CTP

    Obama will be an amazing president! YES WE WILL!!!

    July 16, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
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