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Posted on 10/12/2017 1:11:20 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Pelosi urges new law to limit president's use of nuclear weapons
By Mike Lillis - 10/12/17 03:15 PM EDT
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pressing Congress to bar the president from using nuclear weapons unless the United States is attacked first.
I put this in the category of urgent, Pelosi said Thursday during a press briefing in the Capitol. We each take an oath to protect and defend.
Pelosi said her promotion of the nuclear first-use concept has nothing to do with the volatility surrounding President Trump, whose saber-rattling with North Korea and threat to scrap a nuclear deal with Iran have raised plenty of concerns on both sides of the aisle.
Still, she characterized the 1946 law authorizing the president to launch pre-emptive nuclear strikes as ancient, calling on lawmakers from both parties to rally behind legislation reining in that unilateral power.
It was in a different world, she said, and now I think it is necessary for us to address it.
Pelosi outlined several different designs for restricting pre-emptive nuclear strikes. They range from proposals to define and expand the Cabinet members who advise the president before such an attack, to a blanket declaration that the United States will not engage in first use of a nuclear weapon.
I like that one the best, Pelosi said of the latter.
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“We have to pass the law before you find out what’s in it.”
The President is the Commander-in-Chief of American armed forces, you stupid twit...
But it’s perfectly OK to help North Korea and Iran get nuclear weapons.
Oh, Nancy-Pansie, you mean you want an unconstitutional law? Why, sure! Nothin’ new for you, huh wench?
That's why we need her around. She takes up space and is so off the wall that nobody takes her seriously anymore.
Just one more example of how the left would gladly see the USA get destroyed and will do anything they can to facilitate it.
It is much more important that there be a new law that requires members of congress to be mentally competent. But as we are shown daily by McCain, Pelosi and others, there are a number of mentally defective already serving.
Could be. Did you read this?
That’s just Cryin Chuckie peeing in her ear.
“But its perfectly OK to help North Korea and Iran get nuclear weapons.”
Is that not the damn truth. Then she wants to limit our ability to use them in defense. What an idiot.
Looks like the anti-senility drugs aren’t working
The height of arrogance. Ms. Pelosi believes only her people have the self control. We see it every day in the news don’t we.
Obama had terrorists into the Oval Office to advise him, and Nancy wasn’t concerned at all.
Stuff it, Nancy.
I bet she is at the top of the list for Alzheimer Drugs delivered daily to the capitol.
Irony is lost on her.
At first blush, I agree with it. This president, or any subsequent president, can’t just hit the big red button preemptively.
But past that, you have to ask, how does this change deterrence, pacts with allies, strategy and foreign diplomacy?
More imminently, would it embolden Kim? He already knows he will get destroyed if he actually launches a nuke at a real target, but would he then suddenly consider attacking Seoul with non-nukes now that Trumps hands are tied? I wouldn’t imagine Nuking North Korea if they use conventional weapons on South Korea, but Kim doesn’t need to believe this.
She is on the top of my list for which of the members of Congress I suspect are getting the alzheimer drug.
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