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.
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?