She responded with a firm “Yes”
If you have any kind of weapon and you categorically rule out ever using it, would it still be a weapon at all? What would be the point of having it?
The Pakistanis have nuclear weapons. Of course they are prepared to use them. But of course that is different because they are Muslims.
Yes, the world would be a better place without these wretched things. But for now, the only way we can stop others using them is telling them that we will retaliate in kind. "We have them but would never use them" is plainly an idiotic position to hold.