Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Dr. Strangelove

When I am able to put aside the overwhelming fears I have about insane leaders building nuclear stockpiles, I wonder about our own leadership and our weapons programs. Jim Wallis states succinctly the "nuclear hypocrisy" of our current actions here: http://www.beliefnet.com/blogs/godspolitics/2006/10/jim-wallis-nuclear-hypocrisy.html

"Also in the news this morning is an announcement by the U.S. government that it is initiating a “Complex 2030” program to develop and deploy 2,200 new nuclear weapons. The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability calls it “a bizarrely inappropriate Dr. Strangelove-esque plan to revitalize the United States’ nuclear weapons production capability in order to manufacture the new Reliable Replacement Warhead, which will potentially drive a new nuclear weapons arms race.” The plan includes repairing and replacing production facilities in several states. ...

"Hypocrisy doesn’t make good foreign policy." - Jim Wallis