U.S. and Russia Sign Nuke Treaty
Matt | On 08, Apr 2010
Today was a step in the right direction for nuclear weapons between the United States and Russia.
President Obama jet-setted to Prague in the Czech Republic to sign the New START nuclear agreement with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. The treaty, called New START, basically reduces the amount of nuclear weapons each country can hold. It also makes each country more accountable to report what they do have to one another. Each nation can only have 1,550 nuclear long-range weapons on hand, plus a few other weapons.
The U.S. and Russia hold over 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons. In case you may have forgotten, nuclear weapons are extremely dangerous! They are the same weapons used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in August 1945. So not only would a nuclear attack against us be bad, but there are residual effects that last for years and even sometimes passed down the generations. Even today, 65 years later, there are a few people and landmarks in those Japanese cities that are suffering from those nuclear attacks. Taming the weapons is really important because Stevie is NOT trying to disintegrate into thin air fooling with a nuclear attack! You feel me?
Well, this treaty fulfills Obama’s goal of reducing nukes in the world community. Of course, some conservatives have already jumped on him about the treaty. What else is freaking new?! They say that reducing arms makes us less safe, blah, blah, blah. Of course, pre-emptively striking Iraq made us much less safe and killed over 4,000 men and women in uniform. Oh yeah .. that part doesn’t count .. does it? *eyeroll*