Read this in light of my previous post about a possible nightmare scenario:
Most Favor Nuclear Option Against Iraq Response Hinges on Use of Chemicals, Bugs Most Americans favor using nuclear weapons against Iraq if Saddam Hussein attacks U.S. military forces with chemical or biological weapons in a war that the public believes is virtually inevitable, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. The survey found that six in 10 Americans favored a nuclear response if Hussein orders use of chemical or biological weapons on U.S. troops. Slightly more than a third -- 37 percent -- were opposed. Nearly nine in 10 Americans said the United States is headed for war with Iraq, which most Americans believe possesses weapons of mass destruction.All the more reason for Bush to think he can follow through with the annihilation of Baghdad. "The people demanded it!" he will say. Jesus but we do live in interesting times.