Official Proliferation Post

During the debate, I was struck by both candidates' allegiance to the policy of non-proliferation. As we have discussed here and here, the policy is at best one of slowing proliferation, not stopping it.

I think it's ironic that McCain insists that the United States needs nuclear power to deal with the threat posed by global warming, yet would literally bomb Iran should they build a single nuclear power plant.

At one point in the debate, McCain smiled and I think he was tempted to burst into song.

Is the entire developing world supposed to keep burning carbon-rich fossil fuels while the United States and Europe move to cleaner technologies? Such a policy will not stop global warming.

I was also disappointed that neither candidate talked about the threat that climate change poses to our national security. I don't think that's too complex a talking point for a debate that spent a lot of time talking about tax policy.

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