The Bush administration Wednesday unveiled a blueprint for rebuilding the nation's decrepit nuclear weapons complex, including restoration of a large-scale bomb manufacturing capacity. ... Until now, the nation has depended on carefully maintaining aging bombs produced during the Cold War arms race, some several decades old. The administration, however, wants the capability to turn out 125 new nuclear bombs per year by 2022, as the Pentagon retires older bombs that it says will no longer be reliable or safe. [ed: emphasis added]
Fifty years ago we thought that attaining a huge stockpile of nuclear weapons would lead to our control over rogue and threatening countries. Fifty years ago we also thought that physically beating our children is the best way to keep them under control. Times have changed.
If we really want peace and democracy in the world, why are we building more weapons? Let's act like adults. We have a huge economy to control countries with. We have quite a bit of political leverage we can use. Heck, we used to have other friends in the world to support us (thanks, Geedub) in finding non-violent solutions to major problems. We're headed down the wrong path. How about if we feed the world instead of bombing it? Our policy is so backwards.