"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

April 05, 2005

More Nukes, Better Nukes

Thank god someone finally realizes that we need more and better nuclear weapons:

New Nuclear Warhead Proposed to Congress
Funds Sought for Feasibility Study

By Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 5, 2005; Page A08

The head of the nation's nuclear weapons programs proposed yesterday that Congress approve funds to study the feasibility of building a new, more reliable nuclear warhead that could be deployed without nuclear testing in less than 10 years.

Saying that the current Cold War stockpile is inadequate technically and militarily, Linton F. Brooks, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, told the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces, "We want to explore whether there is a better way to sustain existing military capabilities in our stockpile absent nuclear testing."....

We MUST DO our best to keep up with that big, overpowering military might of the United States. We MUST BUILD up our nuclear weapons program in order to keep them from pre-emptively attacking us by making sure they know that we have nuclear weapons as good as, or better than, they possess. We MUST HELP protect the rest of the world from that imperialist monstrousity known as the United States.

We MUST... Oh, wait. We are them. Oops.

So tell me again, why do we need more nuclear weapons?

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