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Chan Lowe: Nuclear proliferation


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Remember how comfortable we all felt before 9/11?

We thought we were so safe from a foreign-based terrorist attack. Unlike the Europeans, we were separated by two oceans from all that ugliness. They'd never try it here. We were too well protected. Besides, they wouldn't dare.

Until the terrorists get their hands on a nuclear device--which they surely will someday--the whole idea of loose nukes remains an abstraction to us, as terrorism in general did on 9/10 (and deep down, we didn't think of Oklahoma City as "terrorism" in the strictest sense, because it was home-grown. It was a criminal act , performed by a nut job).

There are more important, immediate things to worry about, like the economy and how Kate Gosselin manages to remain on DWTS week after week, even though she dances like a sack of Idaho potatoes.

Meanwhile, losing sleep over the problem is one of the many things we pay Barack Obama to do for us.

We don't pay him enough.

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For a in-depth read on Nuclear strategic thoughts I defer to people much smarter than myself...Read (April 19th The Nation) Reaching Zero by Jonathan Schell,author of The Seventh Decade:The New Shape of Nuclear Danger. Also-a recent Newsweek article by Henry Kissinger,a leading figure in nuclear strategizing for a half-century.He had a remarkable reconsideration amounting to an recantation of past thinking....Maybe there's hope after all for nuclear sanity.!


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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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