Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Yes Mike, as unbelievable as it may seem there are some idiots out there who believe that having the ability to eviscerate every country a hundred times over with ICBMís isnít a deterrent against a nuclear attack.
Grinch, I don't see where I said anywhere to keep building more and more nuclear weapons. The conversation was about the missile defense system. A missile defense system IS a deterrent against nuclear attack.
Of course thereís another bunch of idiots that counter the claim that nuclear weapons arenít a deterrent, they donít currently have nuclear weapons but are intent on obtaining them to deter other countries from attacking them. Iran falls into this category.
Ok, if you believe that, you still put teeth under your pillow, waiting for the tooth fairy to leave you money. Or perhaps you DO believe that Iran's quest for nuclear weapons are simply a defensive measure, this country that claims that Israel should be wiped off the face of the map. In that case, there are only three more acres of swampland I have to sell. Ron bought most of them last month
We did, indeed, Mike. And how many nuclear missiles do you believe it would have taken to prevent 911?
An excellent point, Ron. Again. let me point out that I have stated nowhere that we need more nuclear weapons. The misslie defense system is another matter. To attack a country on a small scale to make a statement and throw the economy in turmoil can be done with box cutters. To obliterate a country, nuclear weapons is the most effective and most destructive way. Gone are the days when a Hitler can march from country through country, annexing them. What would have prevented 9-11? More effective intelligence. More monitoring of Middle Easterners, their calls overseas, their e-mail.....oh, wait. Bush implemented that afterwards and has been condemned for doing so ever since, even though, since that practice has been in place, there have been no further attacks....coincidence, I'm sure. Btw, srill waiting for your answer on whether or not you agree with the Obama/Biden/Frank comments.
Are you saying we're not lethal enough, as is, with what we've got, Mike?
Yes, we are, regina. Once again, the point is not in building more nuclear missiles, it's the defense system.