Monday, August 1, 2005

Please Tell Me Again How the Neocons Make the World Safer?

Uranium Provision to Alter U.S. Policy
"A provision tucked into the 1,724-page energy bill... would ease export restrictions on bomb-grade uranium... The Burr Amendment - named for its sponsor, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) - would reverse a 13-year-old U.S. policy banning exports of weapons-grade uranium unless the recipients agree to start converting their reactors to use less-dangerous uranium. The Senate rejected the measure last month after critics in both parties warned that it would accelerate the worldwide proliferation of nuclear materials, but a House-Senate conference committee agreed this week to include it in the final bill."
Let's see... if we sell weapons-grade nuclear material to countries against whom we wish to wage war in the future, we can claim we are going to war against them because they have weapons-grade nuclear material. It worked in Iraq, right? We supplied Saddam Hussein with weapons, then declared war against him because he had weapons. Saddam'd if you do, Saddam'd if you don't!

6 comments:

windspike said...

Shea, I love the phrase "Saddam'd if you do, Saddam'd if you don't!" I'm going to have to tuck it away for future use.

Incidentially, we all can't have a Granada, can we. Or perhaps our prewar roll models should be Panama and Noriega, or Reagan's Contra's/freedom fighters?

Is this what spreading freedom feels like?

SheaNC said...

Windspike, that reminds me of a funny line from a stand-up comic: "My generation's war was Grenada. Took up the whole weekend."

windspike said...

That's a good one...and half the island was taken up by a Medical School with mainly US citizens occupying spaces there...Zoiks. Why did we go there? Was that a military exercise?

via said...

I think Grenada was the product of Dick Cheney. It was his belief that in order to have a successful presidency you should "start a small war" for the political capital.

Moniekie said...

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-bird5aug05,0,760322.story - another interesting read on nuclear bombs....

Jack Mercer said...

Doesn't make a whole lot of sense does it...

2Peter 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

-Jack