As America frets about nuclear attacks the GOP talks about "going nuclear" over judicial appointments. As the only country on earth to use nukes to kill civilians we hold the right to talk tough while whining about the possibility that others might get nukes.
Why is this? As the link above shows, we fear terrorist attacks:
When asked during the campaign debates to name the gravest danger facing the United States, President Bush and challenger Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) gave the same answer: a nuclear device in the hands of terrorists.
But more than 3 1/2 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the U.S. government has failed to adequately prepare first responders and the public for a nuclear strike, according to emergency preparedness and nuclear experts and federal reports.
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