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Opening Arguments

The nuclear option

If nuclear weapons are outlawed, only outlaws will have nuclear weapons:

While the treaty will mandate only modest reductions in the actual arsenals maintained by the two countries, it caps a turnaround in relations with Moscow that sunk to rock bottom in August 2008 during the war between Russia and its tiny southern neighbor, Georgia. When he arrived in office, Mr. Obama made restoring the relationship a priority, a goal that coincided with his vision expressed here a year ago of eventually ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

Gun control. Arms control. Same debate, same arguments, same dreamers who think wishing it so will make it so. Unless we can figure out a way to wipe the knowledge of nuclear weapons from every human mind, working toward "ridding the world of nuclear weapons" is not exactly the moral high ground.


tim zank
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 10:04am

The effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons is a really "feel good" pipe dream with absolutely no basis in reality. You just can't un-ring that bell.

The only time nuclear weapons will no longer be a major issue, is when a new weapon is perfected with more capabilities, but they (nuclear weapons) will never ever go away completely.

Bob G.
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 10:55am

"You just can't un-ring that bell"

Brillliantly put, Tim (as usual)