Tonight at 10 on HBO there’s a 45 minute movie called “Last Best Chance”. Basically, it summarizes, in dramatic form, the biggest threat to the U.S.: Al Queda getting their hands on Russian nuclear material and using it against us.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, the inventory sheets on the nukes they should have and what they actually have didn’t add up. It became obvious that we needed to secure as much of these nuclear materials as possible. How to do that? Spend a lot of money. Money talks. Think about it, you’re a nuclear scientist, your government has just crumbled and now you have no source of income. You are literally starving. But the things you know and the information and materials you have access to are worth untold amounts of money, money that terrorist groups can offer. So basically the U.S. buys security for the nukes. Under Bush I and Clinton we started to do just that. Under this Bush, even though he talks a good game about it, efforts have slowed down, even after 9/11. He’s been more concerned about cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans.
That should be enough to get you pissed; “Last Best Chance” should be enough to get you scared.
If you can’t watch it or do not have HBO, you can order a FREE DVD here.