Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trump: "Let it be an arms race"

Let's be clear: Trump is a lunatic who has shown a cavalier, even eager, attitude towards  nuclear weapons. I think this is the greatest threat: that in his belligerent insanity, he could dust us in a series of mushroom clouds.
“Let it be an arms race,” he told a television interviewer in December. During a debate three months earlier he contradicted himself, saying that “I would certainly not do first strike,” then adding, “I can’t take anything off the table.” What’s worrisome about all this is that it is the opposite of what Republican and Democratic presidents have long sought, which is to ensure that these weapons are not used precipitously if at all.
Scientists have move the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight, based mostly on this.

NY Times

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