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Tue., Sept. 29, 2009, 6:33 a.m.

The missile next time…

David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)
David Horsey,, (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...

This cartoon by David Horsey clearly reflects my opinion. It's just as if he were sitting here in the hovel peering over my shoulder at the screen and sees I have a few personal animosities about Iran that any good journalist should avoid in public.

Then there is the number of historical references which suggest, among other things, that someday we will have a major conflagration in the Middle East. There are lots of historical references which suggest it probably will happen on our watch, and that it is almost inevitable. Anyone wandering around the desert who is developing nuclear weapons is, therefore, suspect.

Now of course I will admit I personally believe that all nuclear weapons should be melted down into slag quietly, with as little waste of time as possible. So long as the world powers possess such vile, abominable weapons, the sheer math suggests sooner or later someone is going to set them off targeting their favorite enemies. That is because no one has ever created a weapon of war that only got used once. Once you have opened this Pandora's box, how quickly can you quickly close it?

If you think the current economic meltdown is playing havoc with your lifestyle, our kids, the essential goodness we have come to expect from living in America, stop and think about what effects a nuclear conflagration might possess, regardless of how long it lasts. As we saw from Chernobyl, the fallout from just one melted-down power plant, would quickly migrate around the world, sickening perhaps millions, and those would be the fortunate ones, as others, or even gene-damaged descendants would wait for perhaps years to die of radiation-induced sicknesses. An exchange of nuclear weapons could be worse.

We're going to stand by while this lying, deceitful little Lord Fauntleroy of the desert builds nuclear weapons to further his agenda? If there is even a scintilla of a chance of that happening, take him out as surgically as possible.


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