Wednesday, January 23, 2008

First Strike Nuclear Madness

Plutonium Page put together a great piece over at Daily Kos today on the recent rumblings that NATO should retain the option to strike preemptively using nuclear weapons.

As she aptly points out,

It's really stretching the imagination try to understand how a new doctrine of pre-emptive nuclear strikes can possibly be part of the War on Terror™. The concept of nuclear deterrence can't apply if your perceived enemy doesn't have nuclear weapons. "We think they might be making them," is not the same as a nation having them, and being overtly hostile toward another nation, as was the case in the Cold War. There are no clear targets; we're talking ideologies and small groups of people. And, let's quit waxing theoretical: the use of a nuclear weapon period is a horrific proposal.

Check out the full piece here.

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