Consider the following hypothetical situation. In September 2005, the president is informed by his CIA director that they have concluded there is a one in two chance that North Korea will transfer five nuclear bombs to bin Laden within the next month, and that after the transfer, despite our best efforts, the CIA judges that it is more likely than not bin Laden will succeed in detonating at least one of them in a major American city, resulting in one to three million deaths. Should the president consider taking pre-emptive military action? And let's assume that the president is named John Kerry.The thought of Kerry being president in such a situation is terrifying.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Tony Blankley looks at Kerry's announced opposition to preemptive warfare and his desire to work with our allies, even if our allies don't want us to act. Blankley poses the following hypothetical.
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