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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Nuclear Double Standards

I read 2 days ago on the upgrade that many US nuclear weapons will undergo. I find this topic timely since the current administration and mainstream media are synchronized in their efforts to make war with Iran digestible for the US public.

One can flip through the cable channels one time, and I daresay one will find at least one political/news show discussing the growing threat from Iran and its fledgling nuclear program.

These notions, when juxtaposed, demonstrate yet another double-standard in US policy. it is OK for the US to upgrade its nuclear program, and it is OK that Olmert admitted that Israel has a nuclear arsenal, even though it has not signed the non-proliferation treaty.

Iran has signed the treaty, and it specifically says that nations can develop nuclear technology if used for peaceful purposes.

Even if Iran has malevolent intentions with its nuclear program, experts have stated that a nuclear bomb is a long way off, maybe a decade, and Iran has no long-range delivery means.

How can the US claim it is working for a nuclear-free middle east when the most aggressive nation in the modern middle east has a nuclear arsenal? I guess Americans are meant to overlook this glaringly-obvious double-standard.

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