Yesterday’s Vancouver Sun contained a tiny report from the U.K.
“Three retired military officials” were discussing the use of nuclear weapons and, in particular, Britain’s Trident defence system. According to the report, they called the system “… ‘completely useless’ against modern threats.” They were quoted as going on to say that “…it was ‘unthinkable’ that Britain would launch nuclear weapons…” And to that, I thought, ‘Hurrah!’
Unfortunately, their statement didn’t end after the word weapons. It went on to include the rider “…without the support of the U.S.”
Really, how is it that anyone is still even considering the use of nuclear weapons – under any circumstances?