Use them, nuke them or lose.

I grew up in the age when nuclear weapons were literally a daily fear for our parents. We were required to hide under our desks at school during air raid drills or get to the nearest bomb shelter if we were out and about. As other countries acquired nukes and threatened to use them, the policy of MAD or Mutually Assured Destructtion came to be part of this country's defense policy. Richard Nixon was probably the most adept at using MAD to drive our enemies to the point of near madness with his use of MAD. Are we willing to use them today, tomorrow when this country becomes involved in a conflict from which there is no return without the use of our nuclear arsenal? That day will be coming as the world now has to deal with a nuclear Iran. The West should be ashamed of itself for not taking out Iran's nuclear facilities when the opportunity was there.

Ron from Totus has a good take on this subject and I agree with him 100%. It is not a matter of never but when. Thanks to Ron for letting me 'steal' this one.

"Nuke em"
By Ron Russell

"Nuke em", I often see this while visiting around the blogosphere and my usual first reaction is to recoil at the mere idea of setting loose those terrible WMD's. Being a child of the 1950's and having seen all the old movies such as "Fail Safe", "Doctor Strangelove" and many more coupled with my real nightmares as a child about those looming mushroom clouds the mere idea of a nuclear explosion scares the hell out of me.

Having gotten that out of the way, I've come to face a new reality and that reality is that one day we will be confronted with the cold hard truth of using the nuke or losing the battle. Tactical nukes are at the ready should they be needed. However, when such things are mentioned the American left recoils for they would not shoot so much as a spitball at the enemy and have shown consistently they will not even hurl insults their way. Although they have no problems with calling those of us on the right every name under the sun. It is becoming increasing obvious to me that the only enemy the American left sees are those fellow Americans on the right, and they feel if they can defeat those all other enemies in the world will miraculously vanish in a cloud of cleaning smoke.

War is not a game and the timid have no place on the battlefield or in the command post. To play at war is to lose and before losing I say those frightening words, "nuke um".

Original article is here.

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