Monday, January 23, 2006

The Cowboy is at it again

A world leader last week declared his intent to do whatever is necessary to fight back against terrorism:

[The country] said on Thursday it would be ready to use nuclear weapons against any state that carried out a terrorist attack against it, reaffirming the need for its nuclear deterrent.

Deflecting criticism of [the country]'s costly nuclear arms program,
[the president] said security came at a price and [the country] must be able to hit back hard at a hostile state's centers of power and its "capacity to act."

He said there was no change in [the country]'s overall policy, which rules out the use of nuclear weapons in a military conflict. But his speech pointed to a change of emphasis to underline the growing threat [the country] perceives from terrorism.

"The leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us, as well as those who would consider using in one way or another weapons of mass destruction, must understand that they would lay themselves open to a firm and adapted response on our part," [the president] said during a visit to a nuclear submarine base in [a location in the country].

"This response could be a conventional one. It could also be of a different kind."

Who is this reckless cowboy threatening war crimes against innocent civilians? Gotta be George W. Bush, no?

Oh, it's Jacques Chirac. Nevermind, move on, nothing to see here.


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