|Who needs an air raid shelter when
you have a desk?
Fifty years ago we would practice air raid drills in school by hiding under our desks. I guess the prevailing wisdom was that atomic weapons could not penetrate square wooden objects. A theory that was thoroughly refuted after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Some teachers even asked the students to bring bedding to cover themselves for protection. During a nuclear war this would have been the equivalent of jumping into an active volcano and expecting to survive because you were wrapped in silk sheets. These days almost everyone is getting nuclear weapons, and for the most part they hate us. While we laugh at our naive attempt to avoid annihilation in the past at least we took it seriously. President Obama supports a policy that limits the U.S. using nuclear weapons under certain circumstances*. Having a weapon and telling your enemy you won't use it invites aggression doesn't it? Maybe we should go back to having drills and cowering under wooden objects. We may not survive, but crouching down will make it easier to kiss your ass goodbye.