| GEO World|
| Obama brushes off Palin attack on nukes|
| Updated at: 0904 PST, Friday, April 09, 2010|
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama dismissed Republican critics of a nuclear disarmament treaty he signed with Russia Thursday, brushing off an attack from Sarah Palin.
"Last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues," Obama told US channel.
The conservative darling in an interview said that Obama was naive to make a deal with the Russians.
"No administration in America's history would, I think, ever have considered such a step that we just found out President Obama is supporting today."
Obama, who signed the treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Prague, faces a challenge in getting the treaty ratified in the Senate where his fellow Democrats are eight votes short of the 67 votes required.
But he shrugged off the criticism from the right, saying he would rather take advice from his top military advisors than Palin when it comes to nuclear issues.
"If the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff are comfortable with it, I'm probably going to take my advice from them and not from Sarah Palin," he said.