New York Times Editorial: "A Nuclear Legacy Within Reach", August 8, 2016
President Obama's problem is that in promising to pursue "a world without nuclear weapons", he made a deal with the Nuclear Weapons devil. To secure the needed Senate votes for the New Start Treaty of 2010 he gave in to demands from key senators (John Kyl, R-Arizona, retired) to begin "modification" of the entire U.S. Nuclear Weapons Arsenal - at great cost to taxpayers and handsome profits for weapons contractors at the top of the Nuclear Weapons industry hierarchy.
(Raytheon Missiles System's sprawling complex is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, Senator Kyl's state.)
A New Age of Nukes created by the rejuvenation ("modernization") of the Triad of Nuclear Subs, Missile Silos and Bombers will guarantee that all of us now living along with generations yet to be born will continue to be menaced by extinction and threatened with global annihilation.
Our aging weapons of mass murder need to be taken off life support. Let them die in their silos and bombers. Or else, they will live and we will die. It is as stark and simple as that.
President John F. Kennedy: "The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us." (Address to the UN on Nuclear Weapons and Disarmament)
We must stop this Insanity Now- if not sooner!
ABOLITION IN OUR TIME
It can and must be accomplished.
"Time is not on our side." Former Sec of Defense William Perry