According to the AP today:
Pentagon Plan Envisions Using Nukes on Terrorists: U.S. Forces Must Pose a Credible Deterrent to Potential Adversaries'
"A Pentagon planning document being updated to reflect the doctrine of pre-emption declared by President Bush in 2002 envisions the use of nuclear weapons to deter terrorists from using weapons of mass destruction against the United States or its allies."
The article is available here;
It is chilling in mundane language and spectular in it's stupidity.
The only preemption this administration has conducted has been against Iraq.
Results? The US completely missed Hussein for a start. Now Iraq has terrorists it never had before and the State Department stopped publishing their annual Global Terrorism report after they realised international terrorism had increased by 300% since the invasion!
Now, what happened to the WMD that weren’t under Bush’s desk but were, according to Rumsfeld "in Tikrit, and north, west, east and south" ? They weren’t there! So why should we, or even the Pentagon have any confidence in their WMD-detecting capabilities?
So far Osama Bin Laden is alive and well and Al Queda-inspired operatives have bombed Turkey, Bali, Madrid and London. Exactly how would the threat of nuclear weapons dissuade them? How the hell would the DOD target them? A 250 lb bomb has an impact radius of a hundred feet, the smallest nuclear bomb has an impact radius of miles, and today’s smallest nuclear warheads have ten times the destructive power and radiation of "Fat Boy" and "Little Boy"—the bombs that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Quite apart from being a completely insane, impractical and inhumane doctrine, this latest brainwave from the dangerous dimwits in the DoD is also a clear admission of the total failure of their deranged policies thus far. Incapable of facing the truth, incapable of evolving, their "solution" is to increase the threat, encourage greater violence and bomb the crap out of everyone who "looks at them funny".
This is no joke, these death-cult lunatics are serious and they have the power to act on their delusions.
If we don’t do something soon we can all kiss our crispy assess goodbye.