posted on Nov, 14 2004 @ 11:05 PM
Originally posted by Amuk
Laying aside everything else do you HONESTLY believe GW Bush would NOT nuke a few random cities if nothing else? I know the Policy used to be called a
measured response (or something like that) in other words as long as they dont use nukes we dont. When they do we do. It would be easy enough to
fordge if need be documents to show they were helping the Enemy.
We invaded Iraq under even less cause
Honestly, I do not know.
I am not up to date on US nuclear posture policies, so I do not know if propotional response is being used as a deterant against terrorist use of WMD.
If it is, that is where the mistake begins.
When dealing with terrorists, a nuclear deterant will not work. They have nothing to lose. Thus, a propotional response as a deterant to terrorist
activity is futile.
But, if you use a proportional response as a deterant and do not use it in response, there is a loss of credibility and a reduction of deterant.