Marco Rubio (R-FL) said, correctly, in his failed primary campaign that it is dangerous to have Donald Trump in control of nuclear weapons. Now, this same Rubio has pledged undying fealty to making Donald Trump the next president of the United States. His reason is that a President Hillary Clinton would be awful.
I remember the words of Nixon's chief Domestic Advisor, John Ehrlichman, at the Safford Penitentiary in Arizona. Asked about the man he had faithfully served in the White House for five years, Ehrlichman replied: "I really never got to know him." Who today can truthfully say they know the real Donald Trump?
During the Cold War, we relied on the doctrine of "mutually assured destruction." We believed that neither the United States nor the Soviet Union would launch an attack because it would produce massive and destructive retaliation. But the world has changed, and we are in a high-risk era when the presence of nuclear weapons raises the stakes for global conflict, accidents and terrorism.