I SOOOO agree with you!
About our military in Iraq, and our contractors,,,we would have to get them out. We would have to give them a few hours warning to GET OUT!
Even on a windy day, if a nuke were exploded in the air, our troops could don their NBC suits and if they are 100 miles out or more, they are probably ok. Theoretically, it is asserted that fallout could reach the US. Again, fallout rides on the wind. The most recent info we have on this is the Chernobyl incident.
The questions still remain on all the variables, but my point is: it IS possible to have healthy survivors after a nuke that is dropped halfway around the world. Was there any documentation of fallout 'effects' in the US from the bombs dropped in Japan in WWII? Now, it is only fair to say, the nukes we have now are at least 10x stronger per warhead (selectable yield), so 80x stronger than what Japan received.
Has anyone noticed that although Russia and China protect Iran in the Security Council, neither country has even hinted about jumping in and defending Iran should things get really hairy. Has there been any country/state who has said, 'if Iran gets nuked, then a nuke will be fired in their defense'...? Iran has NOT ONE COUNTRY covering their a$$$. Just a thought.
I think it's very possible to have healthy survivors here if bombs are set off halfway around the world..especially considering how many nuclear tests we set off above ground in Nevada.