Roger L. Simon writes:
The President of the United States — whose most important duty is to protect the citizens of this country — is publicly abjuring the use of nuclear weapons if we are attacked by chemical or biological weapons — both of which are known to all of us as Weapons of Mass Destruction, the dreaded WMDs.What are we to make of this and the man who is adopting this policy? Does he hate us? Does he hate this country? What would he do if there was, for example, a massive small pox attack on the U.S.? Send in the infantry? Call in the Marines? Try to reason with whoever did it and recommend they negotiate as the fatal disease spreads to millions of people?
While I agree that this is unwise, I don't think it's exactly what it appears to be. Simply put, I think President Obama is comfortable with this proclamation simply because it's another campaign promise that he's willing to break at a moments notice.
If anything, this should be a warning sign that he's got his finger on the button because, like public campaign financing, this is a convenient cover until he gets sufficient incentive to do otherwise.
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