The Closet Moderate: Fixing the leak; or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fixing the leak; or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

Since the beginning of this oil well mess in the Gulf of Mexico, many pundits (including your humble bloggard) have proposed closing the well by detonating a nuclear weapon. Actually, my exact drunken words were more akin to "drop a fucking A-bomb on the sumbitch." At first, even I thought this a fringe theory, but now even ex-Presidents are suggesting it. And, as you will see after the jump, it's actually been done before, successfully.
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This Soviet film tells us just how they managed such a feat back in the USSR:



I know the Soviets were liars, but the New York Times says this actually happened (they wouldn't be taken in by Soviet lies, would they?). The article linked above has several non-crazy people backing the idea.

I know President Obama is trying to get rid of nukes completely. But that's just because he wants to weaken us as a nation; surely dropping the big one to stop environmental disaster would be acceptable, wouldn't it? Since the administration "quickly laughed off" the Clinton proposal, maybe we'll never know, but one thing is certain: a President McCain would've used the bomb. Hell, he might've even delivered it himself.

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