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Monday, July 07, 2003

Nukes as a way of destroying chemical and biological weapons: In their own words--
Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says nuclear weapons could be crucial tools for destroying chemical and biological weapons stocks without causing wider harm.

"In terms of anthrax, it's said that gamma rays can ... destroy the anthrax spores, which is something we need to look at," Myers told reporters at the Pentagon on May 20. "And in chemical weapons, of course, the heat (of a nuclear blast) can destroy the chemical compounds and make them not develop that plume that conventional weapons might do, that would then drift and perhaps bring others in harm's way."
-- from a USA Today article on the Bushies' fascination with noocular weapons.

Maybe napalm could be used to put out fires, too? Sulfuric acid makes a wonderful bath soap.

Read the post and comments at Atrios on this.