View Poll Results: Is complete nuclear disarmament a good idea?

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  • No, but stockpiles should be reduced.

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  • No, stockpiles should be maintained at current levels.

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    Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    I saw a little blurb on CNN the other day that President Obama visited Hiroshima (or was it Nagasaki?) Japan as part of his hope to create 'a world without nuclear arms'

    Assume for a moment that it would be possible to convince every country in the world to destroy all of their nuclear weapons. Is it a good idea? Why or why not?
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    Re: Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    Is it true that people can be blinded by their belief that humanity is inherently good? That nations will just disarm themselves?

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    Re: Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    Is it true that people can be so blinded by their religion-induced belief that humanity is inherently bad that they cannot read a simple question? Assuming for a moment that it were possible, of course it is better.
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    Re: Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Is it true that people can be so blinded by their religion-induced belief that humanity is inherently bad that they cannot read a simple question? Assuming for a moment that it were possible, of course it is better.
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    Re: Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I saw a little blurb on CNN the other day that President Obama visited Hiroshima (or was it Nagasaki?) Japan as part of his hope to create 'a world without nuclear arms'

    Assume for a moment that it would be possible to convince every country in the world to destroy all of their nuclear weapons. Is it a good idea? Why or why not?

    Assuming if every nation would actually went along with nuclear disarmament yeah it would be a good idea if these weapons were destroyed and any nation trying to develop or make nukes got their asses handed to them. These are weapons that no country should have. These weapons are for maximum destruction including civilians and nothing else. In a day and age of precision weapons the only reason to have nukes is to hold another country's civilian population hostage. Yeah nukes do make a great deterrent,but surely the US could come up with something that is just as destructive but not as long lasting effects.


    That said I wouldn't trust Russia,China or anyone else to actually give up their nuclear weapons. So we should not get rid of ours. Nor do I think the US should apologize for dropping atomic bombs on Japan.Better their civilians getting killed than our troops.
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    Re: Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Assuming if every nation would actually went along with nuclear disarmament yeah it would be a good idea if these weapons were destroyed and any nation trying to develop or make nukes got their asses handed to them. These are weapons that no country should have. These weapons are for maximum destruction including civilians and nothing else. In a day and age of precision weapons the only reason to have nukes is to hold another country's civilian population hostage. Yeah nukes do make a great deterrent,but surely the US could come up with something that is just as destructive but not as long lasting effects.


    That said I wouldn't trust Russia,China or anyone else to actually give up their nuclear weapons. So we should not get rid of ours. Nor do I think the US should apologize for dropping atomic bombs on Japan.Better their civilians getting killed than our troops.
    I got to lol at the whole better their civilians getting killed than our troops when Japan had the terms of surrender drawn out and even the boys dropping the bombs didn't know what the hell they were going to do, they were just told to drop them. I think when they are bringing jobs to America, ones that the Chinese take we should at least be incredibly corteous to them.

    Anyways no but it is a good idea to reduce for money saving reasons. I would never trust Iran, NK, China, Pakistan, Russia......Iceland?
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    Re: Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    What manner would these weapons be destroyed?

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    Re: Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    We should disarm our enemies but keep a massive stockpile for ourselves.
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    Re: Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    So if Russia, Iran, Pakistan and Iran say they will destroy them we should believe them?

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    Re: Is nuclear disarmament a good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Is it true that people can be blinded by their belief that humanity is inherently good? That nations will just disarm themselves?
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