I think R.E.M. wrote a song about it. How did it go again? (this is very bad news )
Nathan, I'm afraid you've finally lost it.
I don't think this is anything new. "Approved the use of" doesn't mean just for the hell of it, it means solely in response to having been first hit by the enemy with WMD. Bush Sr. authorized the possibility of nuclear response during the first Gulf War if Saddam used chemicals or germs on our troops. We probably had a similar policy in Vietnam and Korea, although it clearly wasn't at the forefront of anyone's mind as a likely scenario back then. Nothing's changed. Saddam should think twice about using WMD's on us. That's all.
"It's the end of the world as we know it, but I feel fine."