News Rodeo: The New Shape of Nuclear Warfare

Yes. This is irony.

Today was huge when it comes to foreign policy.  Huge.  We, and when I say “We”, I mean President Obama, presented a new policy when it comes to Nuclear Warfare. The big and small of it is that we aren’t going to be thinking about using them anymore.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, announced the change two days before President Obama is to sign a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia that reduces both countries’ missile stockpiles. The new policy “recognizes that the greatest threat to U.S. and global security is no longer a nuclear exchange between nations, but nuclear terrorism by violent extremists and nuclear proliferation to an increasing number of states,” Obama said later in a statement.

I know you.  I know what you think.  You’re thinking, “What does this have to do with me?”  Well, it doesn’t mean much.  I don’t care what anyone says, the United States will use a Nuclear Weapon when and how the United States wants.  That being said, it is important to have some sort of “plan”, something our leaders can go to and look at and use when and if some horrible situation comes about and we have to think about using a nuclear bomb to solve a problem.  This new plan is aimed at morons using nukes as a terror weapon.  That is the new world we face.  It isn’t about Russia or China going crazy and tossing rockets all over the place.  The new enemy are extremist who think that a big explosion is a foreign or domestic policy issue.  I think about this stuff far more than I’ll admit to you.