Monday, 30 November 2009
There is precisely one outstanding threat of a nuclear strike by any state against any other. That other has no nuclear weapons, has the maturity of the world's second-oldest continuous civilisation rather than an entirely and quite indiscriminately immigrant confection of anti-British Marxist terrorists within living memory, and has not started a war in modern history, in very marked contrast to her aggressor. Frankly, if anywhere has to have nuclear weapons, which I loathe with every fibre of my being, then it could not be clearer which of those two would be preferable. Most unfortunately, the reverse is the case in practice.