Mr. Obama’s strategy is a sharp shift from those of his predecessors and seeks to revamp the nation’s nuclear posture for a new age in which rogue states and terrorist organizations are greater threats than traditional powers like Russia and China.
It eliminates much of the ambiguity that has deliberately existed in American nuclear policy since the opening days of the cold war. For the first time, the United States is explicitly committing not to use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear states that are in compliance with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, even if they attacked the United States with biological or chemical weapons or launched a crippling cyberattack.
Really, how is this a radical departure from the policies of the elite in America over the past 40 years?
Mexico literally encourages its people to invade America. And those invaders, once here, go about assaulting, raping and murdering American citizens.
And the American elite, both conservative and liberal, applaud.
Not only that, they send Mexico untold billions in "aid" and attack any Americans who resist the invasion as "bigots" and "xenophobes".
If that isn't the very embodiment of insidious behavior, I don't know what is.
So over the coming week, should this story become a "watercooler" discussion in which someone expresses their outrage at our leaders refusal to defend the nation if it is attacked, just remind them that that policy has been the status quo since Johnson was in office.
Just ask these folks.