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Saturday, March 19, 2005

US Will Strike First, If Necessary

I have long wondered if the leaders of our country are prepared to prevent some sort of serious attack on the US, instead of just reacting to one. My readings of some documents has led me to believe that the Pentagon is ready to strike first, but the civilian leadership has bowed down to political pressure, in an effort to reassure the world that we won't. To me that is putting the cart before the horse. The types of attacks that are possible are much more devastating than during the middle of the 20th century. The Pearl Harbor attack was a temporary setback. The type of attack that can happen now could kill millions. The highlighted piece reveals a "new" policy that I feel has probably been defacto for a while. We have announced that preemption is now in our planning, when necessary. This tells the bad guys that they can and will be targeted when necessary, to protect the country. One would assume that could include use of nuclear weapons.
The development of a "bunker buster" small nuke is a clear signal that we are serious about this.
It will be interesting to see the reaction of the Left, and the parts of the world that aren't sympathetic to our right to defend ourselves.

I'll be back

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