Saturday, October 02, 2004

Unilateral disarmament revisited

John Kerry commented about the bunker buster research being done by the US and stated that

Right now the president is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to research bunker-busting nuclear weapons. The United States is pursuing a new set of nuclear weapons. It doesn't make sense.

You talk about mixed messages. We're telling other people, "You can't have nuclear weapons," but we're pursuing a new nuclear weapon that we might even contemplate using.

Not this president. I'm going to shut that program down, and we're going to make it clear to the world we're serious about containing nuclear proliferation.

This is reminiscent of the "peace at any cost" movements of by-gone years. If we will play nice, the other kids will too. That attitude kept the USSR in power for years and it wasn't till Reagan used the phrase "evil empire" and told the world he was going ahead with the SDI that the USSR paid attention. Without ongoing research and improvements of our military abilty we may end up with parity with N. Korea. Now that would be nice to the likes of the old tie-dyed crowd but could be disastrous to the world in general and the US in particular. Sen. Kerry has been against many military tools for the US since he has been in the Senate. I hope this is a position noted by those who plan to vote in this election.