The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Thursday, August 25, 2005

Dick 'n Dubya's totally awesome nuclear adventure

The news that Cheney was having the Pentagon draft a strike plan against Iran came out a while ago. I can't remember if I wrote about it or not, but it isn't really big news in and of itself. It makes sense, if you think a country really is a threat. But it's pretty obvious that the White House is licking its chops at the idea of attacking Iran.

However, Pat Buchanan's magazine includes a piece suggesting that the plan includes the use of "tactical nuclear weapons." Call 'em tactical, call 'em 'le petite nukes,' if you like. But our reputation abroad would be irrevocably destroyed if this administration was stupid enough to use nuclear weapons. The excuse that "they're just tactical nuclear weapons" would only make it worse.