Our Hidden WMD Program

Our Hidden WMD Program – Why Bush is spending so much on nuclear weapons. By Fred Kaplan

Measured in “real dollars” (that is, adjusting for inflation), this year’s spending on nuclear activities is equal to what Ronald Reagan spent at the height of the U.S.-Soviet standoff. It exceeds by over 50 percent the average annual sum ($4.2 billion) that the United States spent—again, in real dollars—throughout the four and a half decades of the Cold War.

Meanwhile, military families hold bake sales to buy their loved ones in iraq body armor?

I guess the nuke manufacturing lobby gets its political patronage before the body armor manufacturing lobby.