June 3, 2010

IF THIS PRESIDENT GAVE A FIG ABOUT POLICIES THAT WORK...:

Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, U.S. Says (WILLIAM J. BROAD, 6/02/10, NY Times)

Stephanie Mueller, a spokeswoman for the Energy Department, said that neither Energy Secretary Steven Chu nor anyone else was thinking about a nuclear blast under the gulf. The nuclear option was not — and never had been — on the table, federal officials said.

“It’s crazy,” one senior official said.

Government and private nuclear experts agreed that using a nuclear bomb would be not only risky technically, with unknown and possibly disastrous consequences from radiation, but also unwise geopolitically — it would violate arms treaties that the United States has signed and championed over the decades and do so at a time when President Obama is pushing for global nuclear disarmament.


...the stimulus and health care bills would be totally different.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 3, 2010 1:20 PM
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