Mike asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why does the United States bomb other countries and then expect them to get rid of their nuclear weapons?

The United States already used their nuclear weapons on other countries and still keeps them. Why does the United States want to force other countries to not be able to protect themselves from azzholes like us that threaten them?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    “Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors…

    “Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam, there is one big difference: He has used them. Not once, but repeatedly. Unleashing chemical weapons against Iranian troops during a decade-long war. Not only against soldiers, but against civilians, firing Scud missiles at the citizens of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iran. And not only against a foreign enemy, but even against his own people, gassing Kurdish civilians in Northern Iraq.

    ”The international community had little doubt then, and I have no doubt today, that left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again. "

    Speech from the Oval Office by President William Clinton, explaining his attack on Iraq

    reported by The Associated Press

    Wednesday, December 16, 1998

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/spec...

    Bill Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENAV_UoIfgc

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    President Clinton orders attack on Iraq in 1998

    Do a google video search on "democrat wmd" to see how many Democrats insisted that Saddam had WMD, all the way back to Al Gore in 1992.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmwASJKCDc

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    BUSH LIED!- with groovy photo of Slick and Hillary as Eurotrash

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Did you even research the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

    The circumstances leading to that were desperate. A full scale invasion of Japan was to begin. An invasion that would have cost 1 million American lives, 10 million Japanese lives and 5 million of our allies including other countries in Asia. Mind you, as in all wars, the civilian casualties would have made up most of that figure.

    Had the bombs that killed under 200,000 people not been dropped, so much more bloodshed would have occurred, the war would have lasted for far more years. So many lives were saved by those nuclear weapons.

    Your premise is flawed, the US used nukes for the most logical and desperate of purposes. North Korea is developing them to destroy South Korea because they are a much more successful country. North Korea is a rouge nation, they aren't like the US was in WW2 which made a logical decision to use nukes. Iran is another example, their leader said the goal is to wipe Israel off the map. How can you trust countries that won't be responsible with nuclear weapons the same as countries like the US, Russia, China and India which have only developed those weapons to halt a conventional war and for deterrence purposes?

  • 1 decade ago

    Good Question

    Problem is that US was trust as #1 protector of Democracy in the world after WW2

    We live in a terribly dangerous world.

    Has almost ended three X already

    1. Cuba standoff with Kennedy

    2. Russia's nuclear reactor accident almost getting into the water supply

    3. India-Pakistan almost nuclear exchange.

    Every morning I wake up - I would not be suprised if something so terrible happens that we are all screwwed.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nuclear weapons are the ONLY proven deterrent to U.S. aggression.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The response will be

    Liberals - Argggh, America!!!

    Conservatives - Arggh, America!!!

    Just their "argggh America" is said in different tones with much different meaning

  • Teekno
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Because those countries asked us to when they signed the NPT.

    No, really, they did. Go read it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    notice that when we ask others to put away their toys, we also get rid of some nukes? (thats why its called an "agreement")

  • John W
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yea right. What side are you on

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