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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bad question about nuclear triad

The Donald Trump haters are buzzing about his answer to this debate question:
What’s your priority among our nuclear triad?
A Young Turks video calls it the "worst debate answer in world history".

The question is vague, and the critics cannot seem to figure it out either. Apparently the intended question was:
Would you rather nuke the Russians with bombers, submarines, or ballistic missiles?
If you ask a politician a vague dopey question, he will usually try to give an answer that relates to campaign issues, even if it is not a direct answer to the question. That is how political debates work.

The problem here is with the question, not the answer. Nobody wants to nuke the Russians anymore, unless it becomes some sort of military necessity.

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