No Nuke Hillary
It's funny how the Dems and others keep accusing Romney of flip-flopping on some issues, yet something that is critical to national security, the entrusting of the ultimate weapon, and Hillary flip-flops, nobody notices.
From Washington Post:
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, who chastised rival Barack Obama for ruling out the use of nuclear weapons in the war on terror, did just that when asked about Iran a year ago.
"I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table," she said in April 2006.
Her views expressed while she was gearing up for a presidential run stand in conflict with her comments this month regarding Obama, who faced heavy criticism from leaders of both parties, including Clinton, after saying it would be "a profound mistake" to deploy nuclear weapons in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"There's been no discussion of nuclear weapons. That's not on the table," he said.
Clinton, who has tried to cast her rival as too inexperienced for the job of commander in chief, said of Obama's stance on Pakistan: "I don't believe that any president should make any blanket statements with respect to the use or non-use of nuclear weapons."
Our nuclear arsenal is probably one of the most important factors, if not THE most important factor, in how we choose a president.
When a candidate states unilaterally that they would not use nukes under any circumstances, then they show a level of weakness to our enemies.
This is what got Eisenhower in trouble with the U.S.S.R. when he signed a treaty to stop testing nukes. We stopped, the bad guys didn't.
There is a balance that needs to be reached. You can't belligerently go around saying you are going to nuke countries or cities as Tancredo has been reported as doing in respect to nuking Mecca. You also can't say the use of nukes is off the table. Both extremes send the wrong message to the bad guys in Iran, North Korea, China, as well as the Islamic Terrorists.
When it comes to entrusting such weaponry, there is no way I would consider Hillary with nukes. I'd be afraid she would actually use it on one of our allies as a result of "actionable intelligence."
Obama on the other hand, continues to show naiveté by saying he wouldn't use nukes under any circumstances.
The middle ground is not to say whether or not you would use nukes. Reason: you pray to God that using them will never be necessary, but remain prepared to use them should the need arise.
While Hillary flip-flops on how she plans to deal with terrorism and other foreign policy issues, Obama continues to prove that he is a lightweight by trying to follow Hillary's lead and failing to keep up with her.