Obama Rebukes Sarah Palin's Criticism of Nuclear Policy

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President Obama said today that he isn't too concerned with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's critique of his nuclear policy.

"Last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues," the president said on ABC's "Good Morning America."

The president declined to give any further comment regarding Palin's recent remarks with respect to the president's new policy on nuclear weapons.

The administration unveiled this week a more restrictive set of guidelines for the use of nuclear weapons. The new policy asserts -- with caveats -- that the United States will not use nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear country. That assurance would only apply to countries that had signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and had met their obligations.

Palin responded to the new policy Wednesday by saying, "It's unbelievable, no other administration would do it." She said Mr. Obama is like a child who says, "Punch me in the face, and I'm not going to retaliate."

Mr. Obama brushed aside those comments and criticisms from other Republicans.

"I would say to them is that if the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff are comfortable with it, I'm probably going to take my advice from them and not from Sarah Palin," he said.

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