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Greatest Expectations

… With the advent of Peak Oil, dreams of a world free of nuclear energy are fading. But, just like nuclear weapons, nuclear disarmament looms over us like a specter. They both wreak havoc with our peace of mind — the first a threat to our existence, the second to our consciences.

Meanwhile, the nation’s two leading nuclear laboratories compete for a contract to build the Reliable Replacement Warhead, designed to lower the odds of accidental or unauthorized detonation. Worse, the administration is now armed with the Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations, which paves the way for the preemptive use of nuclear weapons — and it’s just itching to try out those tactical nukes.

But, like it or not, nuclear disarmament is the only way to build a foundation for genuine and long-lasting national security. At some point, we have to admit that as long as we flaunt the NPT by failing to draw down our nukes, states like Iran will remain infantilized in a perpetual state of “It’s not fair.”

Now let’s play “find the flaw in the logic.” Upon refusing to meet the Security Council’s Ash Wednesday deadline for halting uranium enrichment, Ahmadinejad said, “But justice demands that those who want to hold talks with us shut down their nuclear fuel cycle program too.” Logic be damned

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