Skip to comments.Former US Policy Honchos Call For World Free Of Nuclear Arms
Posted on 01/04/2007 11:42:12 PM PST by DTAD
Washington (AFP): Four top former US foreign policy officials, including ex-secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, called for a world free of nuclear weapons in an opinion piece Thursday. The article, which appears in the Wall Street Journal, is also signed by former secretary of defense William Perry and Sam Nunn, a former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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It's a nice dream but it's never going to happen.
Imagine if the world were filled with flitting butterflies and fuzzy puppies. Just imagine.
So only our lying enemies have them...
I'm confused. Do these morons live on the planet earth or
am I really dumb?
Don't blow smoke here! Go to Iran and North Korea and make
the case for no nukes.
It's time to disconnect surrender monkey Kissinger. What's wrong with Schultz?
The nuclear genie is out of the bottle and the only way to prevent nuclear war is to have enough firepower to ensure any potential enemy would be turned to dust if they attack us.
So... you're saying you hate fuzzy puppies?
I'm sure on some planet their viewpoint is impressive, but their weak link is: this is Earth.
I prefer cats. :-)
Our next White Paper will call for all the children of the world to sing in perfect harmony two Sundays a month.
Those papers will have exactly as much effect as the one issued by these clowns.
Got old I guess.
In his time, he was a great SoS so I cut him some slack now.
I think it's a great idea. All they need do now is talk otehrs around the world into it and account for very ounce of nuclear material missing from Russia.
A great idea that has a snowballs chance in hell of ever succeeding.
Please-no Viking Kitties!
I call for an automobile that runs on pretzels.
How about adding this to the lyrics of Lennon's "Imagine"?
Nope, an Ivory Tower.
It'll be all regulated (and this has been planned in 1962 in a State Dpt report Blueprint for Peace & Freedom From War: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World) by the United Nations!
On April 18, 1962, the Kennedy administration reiterated its commitment to a UN monopoly on weaponry by submitting, to a UN disarmament committee in Geneva, a formal treaty proposal entitled Blueprint for the Peace Race: Outline of Basic Provisions of a Treaty on General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World. This document, which comports with the earlier Freedom From War plan, remains to this day the acknowledged blueprint for U.S. arms control policy. It unequivocally states that the UN "Peace Force" would be progressively strengthened "until it had sufficient armed forces and armaments so that no state could challenge it."
Freedom From War states:
In Stage III progressive controlled disarmament ... would proceed to a point where no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force....
The manufacture of armaments would be prohibited except for those agreed types and quantities to be used by the U.N. Peace Force and those required to maintain internal order. All other armaments would be destroyed or converted to peaceful purposes.
THIS William Perry...?
Not only is it a pipe dream, some of the people on here immediately invalidate it for me. Henry Kissinger and George Shultz must both be senile. Sam Nunn? Good god.
"..."Reassertion of the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and practical measures toward achieving that goal would be, and would be perceived as, a bold initiative consistent with America's moral heritage," the group wrote..."
Boy, is that ever some shining rhetoric. Really easy stuff to say when YOU aren't the one grappling with the problems. They all sound like useful idiots. While some of the proposals sound like very good and do-able ideas, the concept of a world without nuclear weapons as long as there are countries like China, NKorea and Iran around IS a pipe dream.
Their think tank issues a white paper which is just as good as the white paper I use every morning.
What a wonderful world it will be when only Iran and north Korea have the bomb.
Having the power to completely vapourise your enemies does give them pause for thought. I believe that given our enemies these days, the power to utterly destroy them needs to be increased, not lessened.
Ronald Reagan was correct. Trust but verify. So, why did Bush not include a verification provision in the SORT Treaty and close the verification process for Bio Weapons Convention? Why do we allow several thousand high alert hair trigger weapons of Russia to remain pointed at us with no debate? Is it foolish to call for universal steps to lower threat with ultimate vision as Pres. Reagan had? Why was US ONLY country to join North Korea to vote against banning everyone from testing nuclear weapons? Why has the debate become mere name calling? STABILITY