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.Cenk Uygur's latest post on the HuffPo brought this to my attention. To me, it would seem like the Bush Administration's focus should be to discourage proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Instead, extension of this pre-emptive policy regarding nuclear weapons will do everything to increase productions of WMDs everywhere - not to mention solidifying our country's position as, let's face it, an enemy to the rest of the world. This is just out of control.
Uygur asks, "Are any of you positive that a cornered George Bush wouldn’t pull the trigger to divert attention from his troubles and rally the country behind him again in a time of war?"
When Uygur says "cornered," I can picture Dubya being cornered - not by another nation that the U.S. perceives as a threat, but by Mr. Go Fuck Yourself, snarling and getting all up in Dubya's face, commanding him to do it.
And that thought just chills me to the bone.
***Cheesy title, I know. It's hard work coming up with clever titles every day, dammit.