Operation Just Because
Dubya and crew are making Dr. Strangelove look sane and rational.
DAILY MIRROR, UK – President Bush faced world anger last night over America’s seven-nation nuclear hit list. British MPs joined the outcry after a leaked Pentagon report revealed contingency plans to use nuclear weapons against China, Russia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria and Libya. The secret policy was denounced as warmongering “lunacy.” Alarmed officials from Moscow to Tehran warned that the “power crazy” President, buoyed up by the successful campaign in Afghanistan, could plunge the world into chaos. British politicians said the strategy threatened the stability of the NATO alliance
. . . The review says the US must be ready to use nuclear weapons against China, Russia, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria and Libya. It then identified four areas where the US should be prepared to press the button: In an Arab-Israeli conflict, in a war between China and Taiwan, in an attack by North Korea on South Korea and in an attack by Iraq on Israel or another neighbor. Additionally, the weapons could be used against targets able to withstand conventional attack and in retaliation for the use of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.
. . . US Secretary of State Colin Powell insisted the report did not signal imminent action. He said: “We should not get carried away with some sense the US plans to use nuclear weapons in some contingency in the near future. “It’s not the case. What the Pentagon has done with this is sound military, conceptual planning. “Not a single nation is being targeted by an American nuclear weapon on a day-to-day basis.” <uh huh> via ProRev