The Right Coast

October 01, 2004
Bunker busting nukes: sounds like a good idea
By Tom Smith

An ultra low-yield nuclear weapon, that could be very accurately delivered with smart bomb technology, might be the weapon of choice for destroying deeply buried WMD factories, storage facilities and command posts. Because it is a scary weapons system that could be misused by the evil United States, Kerry would cancel this program right away. In the debate last night, he said it set a bad example. There's no telling the power of a good example, I suppose, on the folks who call blowing up children heroic. Personally, I like the idea of having a weapon for when it absolutely, positively has to be destroyed within 24 hours (that doesn't involve killing everyone within 100 square miles).