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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:59 PM
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Evidence #2 of a Monster: Hillary said she will launch a nuclear first strike!
I journalized on this topic last year on the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, right after Hillary told AIPAC that a first strike using nuclear weapons by the US on Iran should be on the table.

I found it very alarming and disturbing that the first use of tactical nukes is an acceptable option to be considered by any Democratic candidate.

Here it goes:

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Thursday is Nagasaki's

Tue Aug 07th 2007, 02:42 AM


Never again! For any Presidential candidate to speak so lightly about using such horrific weapons is utterly disgusting and deserving of condemnation.

The idea spoused by Hillary of using a first strike nuclear attack on any country in which there are terrorist cells operating, puts the entire planet at risk and would turn our nation into the biggest threat to humanity since Hitler's Holocaust.

There are limits beyond which we should never go, and the advocacy of first use of nuclear weapons is a show stopper in my support of any candidate or political party.

May I remind my fellow DUers that Seymour Hersh revealed in a recent article that the Pentagon had plans to use nuclear bunker buster bombs on Iran. Can you imagine what will happen to all the people exposed to the radioactive fallout from such weapons? Is this a Christian thing to support? Or Jewish? Or Muslim? Or Pagan? Or anything?

During the Cold War we just accepted the crazy notion that an American President could destroy all life on Earth just because he was pissed at a Soviet leader. How did we ever buy into that insane Kool-Aid? Now we are being asked to support a variant of Mutually Assured Destruction, except that this time there is no one on the other side to retaliate. The end result is the same, though. Millions will die!

Some issues are more important than country or political party. Any use of atomic weapons is a LIFE issue, a FAMILY issue, a HUMAN issue.

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/?az=archives&...
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:59 PM
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1. Sick.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:43 PM
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8. A callous disregard for human life and the planet
Anyone that is so uncaring about the consequences of using nuclear weapons should be kept away from the nuclear button.

Hillary is genocide in the making.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:01 PM
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2. Thanks for the memories--that's a pretty horrific position.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:39 PM
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7. I cannot support a candidate with such a cavalier attitude about nuclear weapons
Hillary sounds like some of those neocon nuts that Bush brought into the Pentagon.
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TheZug Donating Member (886 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:02 PM
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3. How again is her position on Iran any different than McCain's?
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:07 PM
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5. They can both sing a duet, "Bomb, bomb, bomb.. bomb Iran!"
Hillary is the wrong woman for the job of Commander-in-Chief!
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ekwhite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:02 PM
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4. How could she say that?
The very idea of a first strike against Iran is horrible. She was advocating an atrocity.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:31 PM
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6. Hillary confuses "strength" with the brutality some country leaders often display
To me the greatest strength is to resist our baser instincts. The greatest strength shown by leaders was to refuse to resort to violence. Men like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, to name just a few. Hillary thinks that to be tough one has to be just as willing and eager to go to war, to kill, torture, and maim, as sociopaths like Bush and Cheney have done.
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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:51 PM
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9. Anyone who thinks it's a good thing....
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 06:57 PM by Mother Of Four

Needs to watch the 80's film "The day after"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGEq9aipTAo

Edited to add this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_After

"the idea of making a TV movie showing the true effects of nuclear war on average American citizens was still stirring up controversy. "

"Meyer wanted to make sure he would film the script he was offered. He didn't want the censors to chop up the film, nor did he want the film to be a regular Hollywood disaster movie from the start. Meyer figured the more The Day After resembled such a film, the less effective it would be. Meyer just wanted to dump the facts on nuclear war in people's laps."

We actually ended up watching it a couple years later in school.

They did an incredible job making it.

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