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Hillary Does Not Know US Nuclear Policy

From the Agence France-Pressee:

‘All bets are off’ if US under WMD attack: Clinton

April 11, 2010

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday the United States could not rule out using nuclear weapons if it came under biological attack, saying in that case "all bets are off."

"If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off," Clinton said in an interview with CBS’s "Face the Nation."

Both Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in joint television interviews that Iran and North Korea represented exceptions to the limits on a US nuclear response, as both have defied UN resolutions on their atomic programs.

"We leave ourselves a lot of room for contingencies," Clinton said.

Asked why Iran and North Korea were considered exceptions, Gates said: "Well, because they’re not in compliance with the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. So for them all bets are off. All the options are on table."

Clinton and Gates said a new arms control deal with Russia and the revised nuclear policy would bolster President Barack Obama’s diplomatic efforts to isolate Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs.

As usual, Mrs. Clinton, like most of the members of the Obama administration, does not know what she is talking about.

Mr. Obama’s new strategy explicitly rules out any nuclear retaliation to any attack other than from a nuclear power or a violator of the nuclear proliferation treaty.

So any country that is not found to be in violation of the NPT could safely use biological or chemical WMDs against us without fear of any nuclear retaliation.

And, for the record, neither Iran nor North Korea have been officially judged to be in violation of the nuclear proliferation treaty. Nor will they anytime soon – if ever.

This isn’t rocket science. You would think that the ‘smartest woman in the world’ would be able to figure it out.

But then again, when has she ever been right about anything?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, April 11th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Hillary Does Not Know US Nuclear Policy”

  1. proreason says:

    The up side to the Moron’s new “punch me in the face” strategy is that he is incapable of saying anything other than lies.

  2. fallingpianos says:

    In this administration, the left hand doesn’t even know what it itself is doing, let alone the right hand.

  3. DANEgerus says:

    Hillary reveals she has more sense then Barack and that she isn’t in the loop.

  4. crosspatch says:

    “Mr. Obama’s new strategy explicitly rules out any nuclear retaliation to any attack other than from a nuclear power or a violator of the nuclear proliferation treaty. ”

    The problem with ruling by decree like this is that the decree can be modified with the stroke of a pen. Obama can simply change his policy in light of an attack of any sort by anyone. Such executive orders require no deliberation in Congress. Obama can completely change it, rescind it, or expand and extend it with the stroke of his pen at his desk.

    It is basically a meaningless policy.

    • proreason says:

      Dick Morris recommends that Republicans introduce a bill that compels the country to respond to biological or chemical attacks with nuclear retaliation.

      Then the Dim Dems have to vote against it.

      Dick is very clever. I’m glad he is on our side now.

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      This is all true, and he most likely will alter the order to his whims. But that isn’t meaningless. With this guy, the freedom to do as much damage as possible whenever he feels like means he will. IF he changes his policy, it will only be to furhter restrict our responses and empower our enemies to do as they will without fear of reprisal.

  5. canary says:

    What Hillary & Gates don’t understand is they are being asked what the prize is, for whoever wins the all the bets on the table. I guess it’s a contest, and the country with the least nuclear weapons wins the booby trap prize.

  6. Mithrandir says:

    This woman is a COMPLETE joke.

    She has nothing better to do other than create tension with ‘what-if’ scenarios? How about address reality, like you are paid to do. Now we are paying these scumbag lawyers to argue about the future!

    She threw down the left-bauer to Obama’s own nuclear policy thinking that it was a high enough card to play.

    She is just trying to climb the greasy poll of politics and carve out some camera time for herself.
    The smartest woman-lawyer in the world didn’t know her husband was cheating on her for 25 years? Yet she can figure out nuclear policy and detect what Iran and other countries will do?


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