Mr. “Double Guantanamo” brings us even more of his deep thoughts:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that if terrorists detonated a nuclear bomb in a U.S. city while he was president he would retaliate “in a very dramatic and clear way.”
Posed that scenario while campaigning Friday in this early primary state, Romney said he didn’t want to say much more.
“The answer is you would retaliate and you’d retaliate in a very dramatic and clear way. I don’t want to be terribly more specific than that,” the former Massachusetts governor said.
“But there’s no question that people understand that the reason that we have the thousands upon thousands of nuclear warheads we have is that we intend to protect ourselves. And I would never shrink from protecting the American nation, the American people, nor shrink from retaliation if somebody used something as awful as a nuclear device. We will be safe.”
Yeesh…where to start with this one?
-Nuclear weapons are inherently non-defensive weapons, since the fallout & size of the blast inevitably kills tons of innocent people, so to say “protection” is the reason we have a ton of them makes no sense. You don’t use nukes unless you just want to kill a shitload of people.
-Saying there’d be a huge response if we were nuked is really pointless to say, since it’s common sense. Considering that some people were calling for nukes to be used right after 9/11, eye-for-an-eye would be demanded so loud & quickly there’d be no attempt to figure out who actually did the initial attack.
-The way he states this out of the blue sounds almost as if he WANTS the opportunity to do it.
This fear-mongering for votes is sad as hell, since if anyone thought about what was said they’d run screaming the other direction.