- The Washington Times - Friday, August 7, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Thinking about Aug. 6, 1945, one has to wonder about the state of humanity when it invented nuclear weapons (“My plan to drop the bomb,” Opinion, Thursday). I cannot think of a more evil invention. The only way to right this grievous wrong is for the nations possessing nuclear weapons to eliminate them, never make them again and make sure no entity ever again has that capability.

America set the precedent for use of nuclear weapons in 1945 by dropping atomic bombs on Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If nuclear weapons are not eliminated, it is a certainty they will be used again. With world hunger and poverty being what they are, it is abhorrent the amount of resources that have gone and continue to go into making nuclear weapons.

Our country must lead the way in beginning the drive to eliminate nuclear weapons throughout the world.

PAUL L. WHITELEY

Louisville, Ky.

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