VP Joe Biden on the front page of the TIMES: "There's a guy that follows me, right back here, has the nuclear codes." (speech in Scranton, PA)
Last night on her show, Maddow discussed the "Nuclear Football" and its history. Created for JFK in the aftermath of our "global near-death experience" during the Cuban missile crisis, it began to follow Kennedy around in spring of 1963.
That's not all! Maddow points out something that most of us did not know or have forgotten.
That there are not One, not Two, but Three Nuclear Footballs that contain the codes the President and/or Vice President of the United States would use to launch World War III. One "football" or "satchel" follows President Obama. One follows Vice President Biden. The third is stored somewhere in the White House.
Remember the knife-wielding man who entered the White House, running amok through the ground floor?
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All of that destructive power concentrated in one person's hands.
ABOLITION IN OUR TIME. BEFORE WE ARE OUT OF TIME.