the rationale for the U.S. having nuclear weapons is that the U.S. has them as a defensive measure. there is a fear that North Korea would use nuclear weapons to defeat their enemies.
the first part of that argument is not a good one. the second part is, at least, arguable.
There is fear.
But the official statement by N. Korea is that their arms are for defense.
There is no trust.
If we don't trust them, then we will end up only fearing them.
If we won't trust them, that theirs are for defense, then how can they trust us that ours are for defense?
What reason have they to trust us?
i am not arguing anything here. i think we should get rid of our nuclear (read: nuke-u-lar) weapons if we are going to hold fast to our desire that other nations not possess them. if we have them and say they are for defense then other nations should be able to say the same...this should not be a do as i say, not as i do situation.
Again, look at the history of why we have them, and still have them today. The "we should get rid of our nukes so others do too" is stupid. It will not happen. US gives up nukes, China or Russia say: Thanks, thats a nice thing to do. Good bye Taiwan.
(ya ya ya, US the first and only to use. We already covered that)
Thirty Bills Unpaid said:It's crazy when a country is stuck with an idiot as its leader.
It's crazy when a country is stuck with an idiot as its leader.