A little nuclear sanity
“For me, it is a different world”
—Mohamed ElBaradei (Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency)
This is change. And very good news.
I never have quite understood the logic of the USA’s stockpiling enough nukes to destroy the world six times over while insisting that nukes are bad and no one else should have them.
Nor have I understood how countries who sign treaties allowing development of nuclear power stations have to endure threats of missile strikes from the USA or Israel for building them.
Good news is that it looks like Mr. Obama has decided fair deals and keeping our promises might be good policy, along with tightening up the rules by which all of us play. Here’s what he’s proposed in Europe:
Showing some exemplary restraint of our own while putting some teeth into the mutually-agreed rule of law, might just be a step toward a world of greater sanity.
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