Saturday, October 21, 2006

Knuckle Dragging U.S. Needs to Catch Up with U.N.

Condi Rice has some work to do to show up at the United Nations Security Council as the U.S. hasn’t been pulling its weight. The Secretary of State commented that the Council is very engaged in nuclear nonproliferation efforts. It’s a shame the United States has fallen behind in that area. America hasn’t signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty along with North Korea, Pakistan, India and Israel. In a month the Defense Department will approve the design for the next generation nuclear warhead.

Going beyond nuclear nonproliferation, President Bush this past week essentially laid claim to space. His document left out any Defense Department assignments as they are classified but his overall strategy left more than wiggle room for space weapons long reported to be under development. And what specific concrete action is the United States taking in response to last summer’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission Report (other than having John Bolton use the sheets of paper in his outhouse)?

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