Friday, August 20, 2010

Question of the Week: Unprovoked

If this country were to suffer an unprovoked nuclear attack and would be totally obliterated in a matter of minutes, would you favor unleashing the US nuclear arsenal upon the attackers?

Why stop at unleashing the nukes on our attackers? Why not just put the rest of the world out of its misery at the same time? What would the world look like without America to run things from our little corner of the globe? Okay, not really. I always thought that automatic response scenario during the Cold War was stupid. If we're eliminated, where's the satisfaction in taking out the other guys posthumously? It's not as if we'll all be sitting in lawn chairs, under the shade of a mushroom cloud, applying sun block to protect ourselves from the fallout. No, we've been obliterated. America, in this hypothetical scenario, no longer exists. Let the rest of the world deal with the guys that wiped us out. If we're all dead, I don't see why anything else matters.

*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

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