Monday, September 12, 2005

Pre-emptive Nuclear Strikes

Oh yeah, this has "great idea" written all over it. According to Walter Pincus in the Washington Post,
"The Pentagon has drafted a revised doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons that envisions commanders requesting presidential approval to use them to preempt an attack by a nation or a terrorist group using weapons of mass destruction. The draft also includes the option of using nuclear arms to destroy known enemy stockpiles of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons."
The "we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud" crowd, who were completely wrong in everything they told us about Iraq's threat to us and its neighbors with their fact-free rantings about advanced chemical and weaponons development and delivery programs, now wants to be able to nuke such countries.

Will you sleep better now?
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