We will we ever learn?
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Friday Feb 5th, 2010
As part of a record $3.8 trillion budget proposal, the Obama administration is asking Congress to increase spending on the US nuclear arsenal by more than $7 billion over the next five years. Obama is seeking the extra money despite a pledge to cut the US arsenal and seek a nuclear weapons-free world. The proposal includes large funding increases for a new plutonium production facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
April 5th last year, the President, President Obama, made a historic speech in Prague dedicating this country to the long-term national security goal of abolishing nuclear weapons. Well, the budget that was released just yesterday is a big, big step backwards.
Stanford physicist, Sidney Drell, "More and more we hear of usable nuclear weapons, and of nuclear war fighting and winning. Where are we going?--Do we even still remember what nuclear explosions do? Does the post-Hiroshima generation still appreciate the horror of nuclear weapons and the dangers posed by the prospect of a nuclear conflict?"
When will we ever learn?
Ted Rudow III,MA