Friday, May 27, 2005

We're all screwed - Complete failure in Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Conference

"The chairman of the conference held at the United Nations, Sergio Duarte, said at the end of the conference that there would be no final statement because "very little has been accomplished." For most of the four weeks of the meeting, non-nuclear states insisted that the United States and other nuclear powers focus on radically reducing their nuclear armaments, while the Bush administration and European powers tried to focus the conference on the question of dealing with North Korea and Iran. North Korea exited the treaty two years ago and has declared itself a nuclear power; Iran denies American charges that it is trying to build a nuclear weapon." (NYTimes)

I italicize the core stupidity that happened in this conference. It's about "limiting the nuclear club, stupid". There is little to gain by continuning to insist nuclear weapon reduction in expense of the effort to curtail the expansion of nuclear armed countries. Get your priority right people !! goddamitt.

3 comments:

Aloke said...

Yea right!
Building a nuclear arsenal big enough to bomb the universe, then calling it a "minimum deterrence program", and then preaching morality to the rest of the world.

I don't give a shit to what the conference is called; maybe it's time to look into what's right and what's wrong.

Dody G. said...

what's your point?

Aloke said...

Ever heard of "practise what you preach" ?