14 September 2005

You have GOT to be kidding me...

Thanks to Pete (in a roundabout way) for the link...

Those of you that know me well know that it takes a lot to render me completely speechless. Well...this time I'm scared into silence. Literally. All I can do is offer some gems from this article and hit my rabidly liberal tree hugging knees praying to anyone up there that will listen that this man will be stopped before he destroys our country. Literally, destroys.

From Pentagon Revises Nuclear Strike Plan
Strategy Includes Preemptive Use Against Banned Weapons

By Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, September 11, 2005; Page A01

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.

A previous version, completed in 1995 during the Clinton administration, contains no mention of using nuclear weapons preemptively or specifically against threats from weapons of mass destruction.

The first example for potential nuclear weapon use listed in the draft is against an enemy that is using "or intending to use WMD" against U.S. or allied, multinational military forces or civilian populations.

To deter the use of weapons of mass destruction against the United States, the Pentagon paper says preparations must be made to use nuclear weapons and show determination to use them "if necessary to prevent or retaliate against WMD use."

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