Sunday, February 06, 2005

Please Kill Me. Oh Wait, They Are

I'm sorry, but I would like a stronger note of hysteria in this pronouncement:
Worried that the nation's aging nuclear arsenal is increasingly fragile, American scientists have begun designing a new generation of nuclear arms meant to be sturdier and more reliable and to have longer lives, federal officials and private experts say.

Everything in the news makes me want to give up, and part of me thinks this is their concerted campaign to overload us with horror after horror so that we have to turn away for the sake of our own sanity. Longer lives on nukes? Who is running the world now? Do experts and children and the half-life of plutonium matter at all anymore? Tonight, I'll sleep, and tomorrow we'll live to fight again.