19 January 2006:
«As I emphasized immediately after the attacks of 11 September 2001, nuclear deterrence is not intended to deter fanatical terrorists. Yet, the leaders of States who would use terrorist means against us, as well as those who would consider using, in one way or another, weapons of mass destruction, must understand that they would lay themselves open to a firm and adapted response on our part.»Or was it intended for domestic consumption only? He would never stoop that low, would he? How do you think that statement would fly yesterday or today? He's likely be howled at that their program is a peaceful energy program replete with butterflies, sunflowers, and the like.