Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Obama's Danerously Naive New Policy Regarding Use of Nukes

Via the New York Slimes, Barack Hussein Obama has just taped a "Kick Me" sign on the United States for all rogue nations to see.
President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons.

...Discussing his approach to nuclear security the day before formally releasing his new strategy, Mr. Obama described his policy as part of a broader effort to edge the world toward making nuclear weapons obsolete, and to create incentives for countries to give up any nuclear ambitions. To set an example, the new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons, overruling the initial position of his own defense secretary.

Mr. Obama’s strategy is a sharp shift from those of his predecessors and seeks to revamp the nation’s nuclear posture for a new age in which rogue states and terrorist organizations are greater threats than traditional powers like Russia and China.

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.
Where's the incentive for other nations to give up nuclear weapons, when the US decides to take them off the table? What "That One" has done, conversely, is give rogue nations an incentive to launch some kind of attack on us, seeing that Obama is showing nothing but weakness to the rest of the world.

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