The Naïveté of Nuclear Disarmament

September 18, 2010 13:12

Note to Obama: Nuclear weapons have helped stabilize the world. – Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell at NRO


‘But the only country we can disarm is our own.’

‘Those countries that do intend to harm others — and we know all too well that they exist — would be delighted to have all their victims disarmed.’

‘Western Europe has had one of its longest periods of peace under the protection of the American nuclear umbrella. Japan, one of the biggest and most cruel conquerors of the 20th century, has become a peaceful nation after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.’

‘Why then is Pres. Barack Obama pursuing an international nuclear-disarmament agreement?  It cannot be because he thinks it will work. Even if he were foolish enough to believe that, virtually anybody in the Pentagon could tell him why it won’t.’

‘The period between the two World Wars was full of popular disarmament agreements and renunciations of war. In fact, such pious agreements contributed to the outbreak of war.’


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