April 13, 2010
Another summit meeting is being held in Washington. President Obama has summoned representatives of 40 nations to talk about reductions in nuclear arms with the goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Good luck with that one.
The people who need to be there are not: Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and al Qaeda. These and many others are seeking nuclear weapons for essentially two purposes: threaten the United States and eradicate Israel.
Humans devise new ways to kill other humans because our hearts are dark and evil is our intent. Only God can change a heart. In the meantime, a strong defense is the best guarantee against the spread of evil and nuclear weapons. That's what America had during the Cold War and it worked. Now with terrorists hoping to construct a dirty bomb to setoff in Manhattan or Washington and possibly hold America hostage, a meeting in Washington just doesn't seem to be enough. To paraphrase the NRA slogan: nukes don't kill people; people kill people.
We had better defend ourselves…aggressively.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.