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Denuclearize the U.S.


May 14. 2018 8:09PM




To the Editor: Regarding the Iran nuclear deal, why is the need to denuclearize the U.S. apparently not perceived by any member of Congress as a central and timely issue? Is the apparent lack of political leadership on this seemingly obvious issue a question of political courage? Is it a question of trying to avoid political suicide?

Why is the U.S. government assumed to be the good guy in the white hat, as if the U.S. was implicitly trustworthy with nuclear weapons? Where was the moral high ground from which the U.S. originally negotiated the Iran nuclear deal in 2015, given that the U.S. is the only country to have ever dropped a nuclear weapon on innocent civilians?

The U.S. government has never apologized to the citizens of Japan for having dropped atom bombs on the unsuspecting civilians of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If I’m not mistaken, a still-uncounted number of Japanese schoolchildren tragically died in 1945. Yet the U.S. is nonetheless perceived as a true leader on the issue of nuclear weapons.

As far as I know, when the Iran nuclear deal was originally being negotiated in 2015, no editor nor reporter for the national news media ever publicly questioned or challenged the apparent hypocrisy of the U.S. taking a leadership role. It was as if all the editors and reporters had fallen into a trance state and became unquestioning supporters of the U.S. government’s agenda. Was it a Jedi mind trick?

ALEX J. BOROS

Rochester


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