Barack Obama has demanded the Pentagon conduct a radical review of US nuclear weapons doctrine to prepare the way for deep cuts in the country's arsenal, the Guardian can reveal.
Obama has rejected the Pentagon's first draft of the "nuclear posture review" as being too timid, and has called for a range of more far-reaching options consistent with his goal of eventually abolishing nuclear weapons altogether, according to European officials.
To those who have long been paying attention, no it isn't.
Res ipsa loquitur.
The review is due to be completed by the end of this year, and European officials say the outcome is not yet clear. But one official said: "Obama is now driving this process. He is saying these are the president's weapons, and he wants to look again at the doctrine and their role."
We who are honest with ourselves know what the president is trying to accomplish. When will those of you who so freely hurl the 'racist' epithet admit it to youselves?
(Thanks to Tom B. at Ace of Spades HQ)