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Monday, April 05, 2010


Obama's fingers-crossed "limits" on the use of nukes

The headlines proclaim: "Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms." But as soon as we get to the second paragraph, we find out he had his fingers crossed when he spoke:
But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for “outliers like Iran and North Korea” that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation.
Of course Iran or North Korea are precisely the countries in the cross-hairs of U.S. nuclear weapons. Not to mention that the formulation is rather curious, since Iran has neither violated nor renounced the NPT (it has failed to agree to additional requirements placed on it by the U.N. Security Council which are not required by the NPT), and North Korea withdrew from the NPT as it had every right to do, just as the U.S. has withdrawn from treaties it decided no longer served its needs.

As for the countries which didn't have to violate or renounce the NPT since they never even signed it, like Israel and Pakistan, no mention by Obama.

So Obama has now committed (sort of) to not use nuclear weapons against Canada. I'm sure they're relieved.

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