May 4, 2005
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Anan has called on the United States and Russia to slash their nuclear arsenals to just hundreds of warheads.
Anan spoke at the opening of a month-long conference, which is reviewing the workings of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty.
Some observations about this: I wish that all nuclear weapons could be done away with, but the problem isn't the weapons.
We firebombed Tokyo before dropping the atomic bomb.
The problem is the evil that lurks in the heart of all of us and in the hearts of some who see no moral problem with whipping out people they consider infidels to the glory of their god.
It's the same situation with guns.
It is the intent of the gun's user, not the gun itself, that can be the problem. Rogue states and terrorists would find other ways to destroy people if nuclear bombs didn't exist.
There are biological and chemical weapons available to them as well.
That's why the emphasis must constantly be on fighting and defeating evil and not weapons, alone.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
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