Wednesday, October 26, 2005

good news from the House
They have blocked $4 million in funding for the development of bunker busting "mini-nukes." They actually wanted to have tactical nuclear weapons that could be used to take out bunkers. Who decided that this was a good idea? Thank god there are still a few people left who realise that we can't use nukes as part of our regular arsinal. The general idea of building new nukes, most likely borrowing money from China to due it, is simply absurd. Why would we possibly want to spend more money on nuclear weapons, while the rest of the world is trying to reduce the number of apoclyptic weapons out there. Now I know these are called Mini-nukes and that they arent going to kill off the entire human race if they are used, but why would we use any form of nuclear weapon while trying to prevent so called "rouge" nations from building their own. If we use nukes, of any size, that is simply giving the "enemy" an excuse to use them. The old theory of do as I say not as I do might work with children but it isnt very good foreign policy. Seriously we are 8 trillion dollars in debt, the economy is shit, there are massive clean-up efforts under way from the natural disasters, dont we have more important things to spend our money on than new nuclear weapons? And I just thought about the fact that they claimed to be spending $4million on this program, that can't be right. We'd spend 4 million dollars on a nuclear weapons program in about an hour. They would spend $4million apeice on those weapons, not including developing a nuke that "buries its own fall-out." For the first time since Bush took office I hear about something happening that might acctually make us safer, NOT building nukes will make us safer.

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