August 05, 2005

Non Sequitur Alert!

Logic is merely another of ElBaradei's weak points:

The carnage wrought by the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 60 years ago demonstrates the need to eliminate nuclear weapons for the sake of human survival, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday.

Whereas literally more lethal saturation and fire-bombing of cities would still be ok, I guess. Not to mention the genocides carried out in Rwanda, Sudan, and Zimbabwe with little more than machetes and small arms fire. Of course, the dangers of nuclear proliferation have grown more acute of late, though not because of any inherent, human survival threatening attribute of nuclear weapons themselves, but because of a mindset and ideology that is willing to use them against the infidels to achieve a medieval pipe-dream of a restored caliphate.

But even so, I suppose I could stomach this comment a bit better if it came from someone who wasn't being led around the nuclear proliferation dance floor in a cheat and retreat tango by Iran.

Posted by Charles Austin at August 5, 2005 04:34 PM

Yes, but all of that genocide is being perpetrated against brown people. Nuclear weapons could be used on people who matter.

Was that too jaded? I can never tell.

Posted by: Tanya at 08:12 PM