Nukes Are Nuts

Honor the victims of US nuclear attacks – Think about our nuclear future.

As we approach the anniversaries of the horrific and needless attacks on the innocent civilians of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we should all ponder the “need” to maintain huge nuclear stockpiles.  And while we struggle to make our federal budget ends meet, consider the expense associated with the weapons, delivery systems, and their nuclear command and control mechanisms.

(Photo: US Gov't/Flickr)

(Photo: US Gov’t/Flickr)

David Krieger of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation recently posted this piece at Truthout.org.  Here are a few quotes to whet your appetite, but the full article is here.

When asked by a reporter why nuclear weapons are useless, Colin Powell, former US secretary of state and four-star general said: “Because they’re such horrible weapons. And so no sane leader would ever want to cross that line to using nuclear weapons. And, if you are not going to cross that line, then these things are basically useless.” In other words, one could say, nukes are nuts.

The US plans to modernize its B61 bombs, which it deploys in five European countries, at a cost that is more than two times that of building them out of solid gold.

This is just nuts.  If you agree, let Washington know.  Oops, I forgot.  That won’t do any good, since Congress is beholden to the contractors who build the bombs and systems to send them on their way.

Instead, why not Move To Amend?

About VFP Linus Pauling Chapter

Veterans For Peace (VFP) is dedicated to eliminating war as an implement of foreign policy and to that end, works to educate the public about the true costs of war. Veterans For Peace (VFP) Linus Pauling Chapter 132 is a chapter of Veterans For Peace, St. Louis, MO, which has been waging peace since 1985 and is an NGO recognized by the United Nations. The local chapter and the national organization are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Veterans For Peace is made up of veteran and associate members. More information about the national organization, including our Statement of Purpose and contact information for a VFP chapter near you, may be found at: www.veteransforpeace.org.
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