This guy never ceases to amaze me. When I am unable to conceive of any way he can further prove his naiveté, he confounds me by coming up with something new. Now, he wants to voluntarily tie one arm behind our back to make the fight fair, should another country attack us. Heaven forbid that we should respond to a biological or other attack killing Americans by being free to choose from our entire arsenal...Noooo, as long as they are not in violation of the non-proliferation treaty, we will leave the nuclear option out. Right...
Charles Krauthammer offered the best analogy:
Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker is up-to-date with its latest IAEA inspections, well, it gets immunity from nuclear retaliation. (Our response is then restricted to bullets, bombs and other conventional munitions.)
However, if the lawyers tell the president that the attacking state is NPT noncompliant, we are free to blow the bastards to nuclear kingdom come.
This is quite insane. It's like saying that if a terrorist deliberately uses his car to mow down a hundred people waiting at a bus stop, the decision as to whether he gets (a) hanged or (b) 100 hours of community service hinges entirely on whether his car had passed emissions inspections."
This President has no idea what he is doing or...he wants to accelerate the demise of this country in favor of a new world order. You choose.