Gates & Clinton Do an About Face on Face the Nation with Obama Nuclear Limitation Response Strategy … In Event of WMD Attack, “All Bets Are Off”
Well that was fast …
President Barack Obama to his mouth pieces regarding his ill-advised revisions regarding limiting a United States nuclear response, About Face, Forward Retreat.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton went on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer and did a retreat from Obama’s earlier revisions of nuclear limits if the United States was attacked. What a difference a Sunday talk show makes.
The Obama administration’s nuclear posture review may have removed some of the intentional ambiguity from U.S. nuclear policy, but it does not leave the country any less safe, President Obama’s top national security advisers said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
In fact, they said, it gives a clear warning to other state actors that the U.S. will not ignore any growing threats.
“This is putting everybody on notice,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer in an interview conducted Friday at the Pentagon. “We don’t want more countries to go down the path that North Korea and Iran are.”
The revised nuclear policy says that the United States will not use nuclear weapons to respond to a chemical or biological attack from a non-nuclear country. The policy, however, leaves significant contingencies, said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
Countries which are non-signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (such as North Korea) or have been found to be non-compliant (such as Iran) are not exempt from nuclear retaliation under the Obama policy.
“We were concerned about the biological weapons,” Gates said, “and that’s why the president was very clear … if we see states developing biological weapons that we begin to think endanger us or create serious concerns, that he reserves the right to revise this policy.”
Clinton added, “If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.”
All bets are off, revise his the policy … where was that kind of talk when President Obama first put this nuke policy out? It came from the response of We the People and a thorn in Obama’s side whose Face Book and speeches seem to have more power than the Bully Pulpit of the President. As AllahPundit from Hot Air calls it … the Damage Control President.
All this caused by a hockey mom, moose hunter, former governor from Alaska Sarah Palin. Think Sarah Palin does not have power? If any of you still wonder why the Liberals, Democrats and state run media have tried to destroy Sarahcuda … you need to look no further than her comments that not only forced a response from Obama, but them made The One send his minions out on Sunday TV to restate his policy.
As Another Black Conservative states, if Palin provides one more “stem-winding” comment regarding Obama’s nuclear limiting response policy, Obama will retreat even further. After all, Democrats have always been perceived as being weak on defense and national security, this limited nuke response brings it to a whole new level.
Conservatives 4 Palin nails it … Apparently, the former governor knows more about nuclear deterrence than the community organizer after all.
Barack Obama, bested by a Hockey Mom with no nuclear experience … The Shame!