The concept was simple. You (or actors under your control) use weapons of mass destruction against us, we will use them against you. Period. Say what you want about it, the policy of mutually assured destruction has worked for two generations.
Now President Obama, in his feckless arrogance, has decided to turn a blind eye to the dangers of the world and unilaterally limit the threat of retaliation against rogue states.
[NYTimes]For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack.
This move invites, literally invites disaster.
So any rogue state can use chemical weapons against the U.S. potentially killing tens of thousands of Americans without any fear of reprisal in kind.
By gutting mutually assured destruction, President Obama has invited unilaterally assured destruction.
President Obama’s feckless arrogance invites war and death.