Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Great quote

"By unilaterally taking a nuclear response off the table, we are decreasing our options without getting anything in return and diminishing our ability to defend our nation from attack"
- Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio

Apparently this gentleman takes exception to the part of the new U.S. Nuclear Policy Review (NPR) that rules out the possibility of using nuclear arms against non-nuclear countries that are in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). As if there are any circumstances under which the U.S. would use nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear state. Apparently taking an unusable "option" off the table is dangerous.

Shh, please, no one tell this gentleman that President Obama has also taken off the table using stupid nicknames for these countries' leaders, holding his breath until he gets blue in the face, sticking his fingers in his ears while saying "Nyah, nyah, nyah..." and other equally likely to be used "options"...