August 12, 2004

So What's our Excuse?

Lots of people have been hyperventilating about Russia and loose nuclear weapons material for over a decade. So what's our excuse? We've been spending a great deal of money in assisting the Russians in securing their nuclear material via the Nunn-Lugar Act. If we heard about 1,375 kilos of plutonium gone missing, the commentariat would be out for blood with every paper in the country running tabloid headlines and panic would grip Washington and probably far beyond.

So we've got that much missing and it's a minor mention in a few little sites. What logical reason do we have to differentiate the two?

Posted by TMLutas at August 12, 2004 05:49 PM