Obama Announces America's New "Nuclear Posture"
The New York Times today reviews Barack Obama's latest gutting of American strength in an effort to make the bad guys love us. In the process, he makes biological attack the most attractive way to inflict mass casualties on Americans.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: It eliminates much of the ambiguity that has deliberately existed in American nuclear policy since the opening days of the cold war. For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack.
In other words, as long as a rogue nation does not undertake the expensive and extremely difficult manufacturing process of a nuclear program which requires obvious industrial effort, they can go ahead with something that anyone a chemistry set and access to nasty germs can make in a basement somewhere. Nice.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Those threats, Mr. Obama argued, could be deterred with "a series of graded options," a combination of old and new conventional weapons. "I'm going to preserve all the tools that are necessary in order to make sure that the American people are safe and secure," he said in the interview in the Oval Office.
Yeah, we have replaced, "Hit us with Anthrax and we will turn you into glass," with "You better be careful of our series of graded options." THAT will be a MUCH better deterrent.
Hey, Mr. President, JAPAN was not a nuclear power…