Friday, May 27, 2005

Bush: Making the World Safe For an Atomic Holocaust

As John Kerry pointed out during the 2004 election campaign it's hypocritical and wrong for the US to pursue bunker buster nuclear weapons while expecting the rest of the world to disarm. Bush's divisive DO AS WE SAY, NOT AS WE DO, foreign policy smacks of imperial hegemony, at a time when the rest of the world already distrusts us. Now without a treaty, Bush's policies have undermined decades of work toward disarmament, making us less safe and closer to an accidental or planned nuclear attack.

Nuke arms conference collapses without deal
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - After a month of bickering, the 188 signatories to the global pact against atomic weapons failed on Friday to agree on new steps to combat the danger of a nuclear holocaust and many blamed the United States and Iran.

The review of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was characterized by divisive debates over North Korea, Iran's nuclear enrichment ambitions, Israel's presumed atomic arsenal and U.S. plans for new and improved atomic weapons.

When the conference began on May 2, countries had hoped to agree on a plan to repair loopholes in the treaty that enable countries to acquire sensitive atomic technology and to hear from Washington and the four other NPT members with nuclear weapons that they remained committed to disarming.


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