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US President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to lead a quest for a world purged of nuclear weapons, denouncing "fatalism" over proliferation and calling for North Korea to be punished for its rocket launch.
Warning the prospect of a nuclear-armed terrorist was the "most immediate and extreme threat to global security" Obama unveiled a plan to cut stockpiles, curtail testing, choke fissile production and secure loose nuclear material.
"As the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act," Obama said in a keynote speech in Prague. "We cannot succeed in this endeavour alone, but we can lead it.
"So today, I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment and desire to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons," he said in a warmly received speech to 30,000 people at picturesque Prague Castle.
Originally posted by jerico65
Screw that crap. I think nukes have prevented more or worse conflicts from arising. Besides if we get rid of them, how the hell can we take out the asteroid, alien mother ship, or even the occasional rouge nation? Keep them! Nukes are like condoms better to have when needed than need and not have.