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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:01 AM
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Did you know there are plans to replace the entire U.S. nuclear arsenal?

Did you know that the United States still has some 10,000 nuclear weaponseach one far more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki? And that several thousand are on alert able to be launched within a matter of minutes? If the Bush administration gets its way, the United States will replace its entire arsenal with new warheads over the next two decades.

George W. Bush with nuclear weapons
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In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned, The world is now on the precipice of a new and dangerous nuclear era.

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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:04 AM
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1. Kind of ironic that we're going to be creating all new WMD's, isn't it?
Or perhaps "ironic" wouldn't be the best word to use to describe this.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:08 AM
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2. It's amazing.
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