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Monday, September 12, 2005

Dr. Strangelove, Call Your Service 

You probably already saw this, but it may have slipped by you:
A Pentagon planning document spells out America's willingness to use nuclear weapons in a preemptive strike if terrorists threaten the U.S. or its allies with weapons of mass destruction.

President Bush stated such a policy three years ago.

The draft said weapons of mass destruction are proliferating, increasing the possibility they might be used by even a non-state group. And it notes that could happen on purpose or through miscalculation....

The draft notes that any such attack would require “explicit orders from the president.''

This would be scary enough even without our recent less-than-stellar performance in WMD-related intelligence activities. As it is, the very idea of pre-emptive nuclear strikes ordered by the very people who have killed thousands in the search for non-existent Iraqi WMD's is positively chilling.

(Cross-posted from Patridiot Watch.)

 

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