Skip to comments.Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms
Posted on 04/05/2010 5:37:13 PM PDT by lbryce
WASHINGTON 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, even in self defense.
But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for outliers like Iran and North Korea that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation.
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. Obamas strategy is a sharp shift from those adopted by his predecessors and seeks to revamp the nations 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 non-nuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons, or launched a crippling cyberattack.
Those threats, he argued, could be deterred with a series of graded options -- a combination of old and newly designed conventional weapons.
Im going to preserve all the tools that are necessary in order to make sure that the American people are safe and secure, Mr. Obama said during the interview in the Oval Office.
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We now WISH he was Jimmy Carter.
When can we impeach this guy?
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
'Goals' 4-45 can be found here or at many other sites through a web search for "45 goals":
Hopefully before he kills ALOT of Americans.
And Chrissy gets a tingle up his leg.
It’s time for the poseur-in-chief to resign or be removed from office. Actually, it’s past time.
Calling all nutty dictators and jihadis. Go ahead and attack us - our pants will be down for the next three years.
I always thought there was an implied MADD strategy saying that if nukes were used as terror weapons (or if any similar weapons of mass destruction were used in the US), that we would respond with nukes against the presumed country where the terrorist acts originated, and also possibly against Mecca (that being the one thing the terrorists would hesitate to see destroyed).
If so, and if that threat was effective, this policy has just removed it and whatever deterrent it offered.
Never until we take back at least the House. Would Biden be more sensible?
This idiot is a danger to our liberty and our lives. He is out to destroy everything that made the USA a strong nation.
The ambiguity was good. Let the bad guys worry. Now they have an F’in road map.
From the article:
“For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons, or launched a crippling cyberattack.”
Good god...the man is going to get us all killed!
The Obama doctrine:
1. If Bush did it right (like with nuclear deterrence), do it wrong.
2. if Bush did it wrong (like with deficits), do it wrong worse.
Seeing that not only is he doing things NOT empowered by the Constitution,
he now is deliberately NOT doing things to protect the country.
He needs removal from office immediately. Then Biden. Then Pelosi. Then Reid.
This guy is a f%#tard of the first order.
We are all French now.
God help us.
Correction: For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing SUICIDE. We're sitting ducks.
WEAKNESS IS STRENGTH
Is this “humor?”
Why is it every time I dare to think “Well, it couldn’t get any worse,” I’m proven wrong?
At this rate, I can’t even imagine where we’ll end up by the time we’re done with this man and those who support him. It’s too frightening to comprehend.
Impeaching a frontman of the globalist elite will not do anything. Obama plays a pivotal role in the deliberate dismantlement of America.
If we don't stop this tyrant in November, we're all going to end up dead.
“When can we impeach this guy?”
He can’t be impeached because he’s not really President.
Who has the stinking gonads to actually bring up papers of impeachment on our side?
There again, I can't believe America is going down the tubes at this quick a pace.
Obama selling out to Russia and China!
Everybody will like us a lot more now....
Does anyone -- ANYONE -- believe that Obama would launch a retaliatory strike if Russia launched FULL ON at us?
He just gave our opponents the initiative. Not that he hasn’t already.
Why tell opponents your strategy?
Honestly, I could see those two scheming and together nuking our arse.
“If we don’t stop this tyrant in November, we’re all going to end up dead.”
Dead or red. Sad.
First thing’s first..
We are back to “Launch on Impact” protocol, thus we need to wait until nukes hit our soil before we can launch back
Because we have to wait until multiple nukes hit us (To ascertain who attacked us with certainty) then wait until POTUS gives the order to retaliate (Which does take time), we would have to wait at least one hour AFTER the first nukes hit before retaliation. By this time, many of our subs would be on the bottom (those 1/3 that are not in port).
Japan, S.Korea, W. Europe, Gulf States, So. America, your are on your own.
Better cut the best deal you can now.
Think I might make a betting pool on if we even make it to November in one piece. And if we do, will there be anything left to vote on/for?
IMO, Treason, plain and simple, and that extends to Gates and Jones if they go along with it.
We MUST stop this man. We MUST resist. We MUST revolt.
The Tea Party movement just got stronger. IMO. The ONLY thing he's supposed to be doing - keeping us safe - he is choosing not to do.
Americans neither want to be red nor dead. He will be stopped.
When can we impeach this guy?
Ummmm..., that would be when the House of Representatives does it... :-)
BUT..., then... you've still got to go through the Senate, and the last time that was tried, it failed in the Senate, if you remember.
We are so circuling the bowl!!! 2012 can’t come fast enough for the U.S....
When 0bama is revealed publically to be Constitutionally unqualified, and his past history is made clear, he’ll be out of the White House and if Biden is up next (no telling, if 0bama is dragged out before his term is up), the Dems will be castrated anyway.
Isn’t Obama also refusing to allow us to do needed ‘maintenance’ and ‘testing’ work on our missile silos and equipment now too? I thought I read that somewhere last week.
As I said in my above post, the resistence of American citizens will only grow stronger with this reckless behavior. It’s up to US to save the country now.