Bush And The ABM Treaty

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 37•46 Dec 19, 2001

Worried about nuclear attacks by terrorists and rogue states, President Bush pulled out of the ABM treaty in the hopes of building a missile shield. What do you think?

  • “This is a wise move on Bush's part, considering the fact that terrorists possess elaborate launching systems capable of firing nuclear missiles into space.”

    Larry Edwards –
    Systems Analyst

  • “It's reassuring to know that, after everything that's happened in the past three months, there's still irrefutable proof that Bush is a dick.”

    Marjorie Ready –
    Student

  • “The ABM treaty was a noble but ultimately flawed idea that hindered our ability to bomb the fuck out of countries we don't like.”

    Will Lathon –
    Auto Mechanic

  • “As a full-blooded Native American, I'd like to know why everyone's acting so goddamned surprised.”

    Leonard Whitecloud –
    Cashier

  • “A missile-defense system is all the more vital now that we've pissed off Russia so bad.”

    Thomas Provenza –
    Lawyer

  • “This shield will protect us from terrorists who steal radioactive industrial-waste materials and build 'dirty bombs' aimed at subways, bridges, and other public spaces, right? Phew.”

    Lauren Keith –
    Dental Hygienist

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