Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Know your enemies -- and then protect them

Here, in its entirety is a Little Green Footballs post:

The Bush administration wants to perform research into nuclear bunker busting weapons, that could be used as a last resort to take out deeply buried, highly fortified command centers. Democrats are blindly opposed to any nuclear weapons research, of course, and Senator Dianne Feinstein shows the deep confusion these people have about defending America: Penetrating nukes could kill millions.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said the study confirms that nuclear bunker busters cannot dig deep enough to prevent large casualties. “The bottom line is that it would result in the deaths of up to a million people or more if used in densely populated areas,” she said in a statement. “This is the clearest evidence to date that our nation should not pursue the research and development of these weapons.”
Got that? For Feinstein, the possibility that these weapons could cause massive casualties to the enemy is an argument against developing them; in fact, it’s an argument against even doing the research. The threat of fortified underground centers being used to direct nuclear attacks against the US comes in a distant second on Feinstein’s list of priorities; if she has her way, we’ll have no effective method to deal with this threat, and no deterrent to stop countries like Iran. Another glaring example of why the Democrats lost the last election. They’re incapable of being serious about national defense.
'Nuff said.