Life is a Mystery

5 April 2009

No nukes!

Obama’s remarks in Prague are being widely reported as a call for a “nuclear-free world.” I’d like to believe that, but I just don’t see it.

Yes, he does say that the nuclear threat is the most dangerous legacy of the cold war. Yes, he does pledge to reduce our US nuclear stockpile. Yes, he calls for a comprehensive nuclear test ban. But somehow, mixed with responses to North Korea and Iran I don’t have a lot of hope that this will amount to much.

Should I be more excited? I know I would have been if I’d heard a president talk like this in the 1980s.

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Eric Celeste / Saint Paul, Minnesota / 651.323.2009 / efc@clst.org