I’ve never doubted the vindictive nature of Mike Turner- I’ve experienced it firsthand. So, it came to me as no surprise when I read about him wanting to change US nuclear policy of not using nukes on nations without them:
The Nuclear Posture Review took a beating at yesterday’s full House Armed Services Committee mark of the FY 2011 Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 5136).
By the slim margin of 30-28, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), the Jon Kyl of the House, secured support for a sense of congress amendment proclaiming that the Nuclear Posture Review weakens U.S. national security by taking options off the table to respond to a catastrophic nuclear, chemical, biological, or conventional attack. Needless to say, the optics of having the House Armed Services Committee on record as saying that the President’s Nuclear Posture Review damages U.S. national security is not helpful.
Never mind that Turner never served a day in the military- he wants to ignore the Sec Def and the Joint Chiefs who believe that nuclear non-proliferation is a good idea. The idea that you can use a nuke and “contain” it to a tactical area- or that it doesn’t affect areas across borders is just plain ignorant.
Nuclear weapons are not a solution to anything- unless you have dreams of being Dr. Strangelove. While those in OH-3 seem to think Turner’s good at bringing home the bacon- they don’t realize that’s he’s a total nut job when it comes to defense spending and use of the military.
The United States already spends 8x what any other nation does- spending 44.32% of the ENTIRE WORLD’S spending on defense. This may be a root cause of our massive indebtedness- and why our country can’t pay teachers- provide health care, or even keep cops on the street.
Of course, Defense contractors take good care of Mr. Turner- MTC made him a millionaire while serving you.
It’s time for a rational representative in Congress from OH-3.