Thursday, March 08, 2007

More Bombs

For "Peace"

Last Friday, the Department of Energy announced that it will be developing a new hydrogen bomb according to this Common Dreams article. Analysts fear that this action could spur a new round of an arms race. Noting that Bush's request for the new weapons is almost five times greater than the amount he asked for last year, experts at the Center say costs are likely to go much higher as the new weapons program moves into the production phase between 2009 and 2012. Last Friday the Los Angeles Times reported that over the next two decades the cost of developing the new bomb might grow into the tens of billions of dollars.

Nuclear weapons certainly won't help us with the war on terror, so are we planning on another cold war? with China? You have to wonder if all of this is worth denying education, healthcare and food to millions of people.

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