Blog Focus On Obama's Nuclear Options
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It's as if a mushroom cloud erupted over the heads of all bloggers, causing radioactive response. President Obama announced his proposed changes to how and when the United States would use nuclear weapons. Essentially the number of situations this would happen will drastically decrease.
Sounds like fun. To the blogs!
• Alan Colmes | Think Progress — Neither of these two posts say much, but are here to demonstrate how the news was more timidly presented by liberal writers. Basically: hey, this is what Obama's doing. Continue on with your day.
• Atlas Shrugs — And then there's Pamela Geller, who presents the story with a date rape analogy. "Obama says to our enemies, bring it on, we won't fight ya — leaving us bare naked vulnerable like a virgin slipped a Rohypnol on her first date with a Chicagoland gangsta."
• Hot Air — He Who is Called Allahpundit seems to have tempered his outrage by doing something ingenious and ... reading further. "Drudge’s breathless red-font headline: 'NO NUKES: EVEN IN SELF-DEFENSE!' As I read the story, though, the new policy still leaves open the possibility that we might initiate a nuclear exchange."
• The Moderate Voice — Michael Stickings doesn't see the big deal. "Obama realizes that the U.S. would, should, and could respond to such attacks differently — with force, perhaps, but not with a potentially suicidal/genocidal counter-aggression that would likely destroy America’s credibility and moral authority."
• The Plum Line — Ha. Greg Sargent points out that White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is defending this by saying even their stockpile of non-nuclear weapons are pretty badass. "The administration is willingly arguing that we don’t need to wield the threat of nuclear armegeddon [sic] over potential foes, given the overwhelming power of our conventional arsenal."