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April 13th, 2010 7:32 pm
Confiscating a Gun from Someone Who Won’t Use It
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Amidst President Obama’s quixotic pursuit of a nuclear-free world, Jonah Goldberg makes an interesting observation over at The Corner:

Ultimately, when and how a country uses its nuclear weapons does not depend on treaties. It depends on the Commander-in-Chief. Sure, worries about violating a treaty might — probably would — make using nukes more “costly” in a president’s cost-benefit analysis. But at the end of the day, using nukes is such a huge deal that I think most presidents, most human beings, would make the decision based on their core values and instincts. And, suffice it to say, I don’t think Barack Obama would ever use nuclear weapons under almost any remotely plausible circumstances. He’s even less likely to use nukes than the president in Independence Day, and that Bill Pullman character first needed to mind-meld with one of the aliens to be extra-super-sure that they were evil conquerors.

Depressing, but true. Read the whole thing here.

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