The Nuclear Response

American VoicesPoliticsmilitary ISSUE 38•10 Mar 20, 2002

Calling nuclear retaliation against attackers "an option," President Bush wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal as a means of deterrence. What do you think?

  • “This is great news. I've always been afraid of dying alone.”

    Diane Balboni –
    Podiatrist

  • “Oh, well. And I was just getting used to calling it a root cellar.”

    Ron Cotto –
    Machinist

  • “Finally, the president is listening to what the American people want.”

    Pat Langston –
    Systems Analyst

  • “At least this means they'll be reopening the nuclear-warhead factory here in Flint, MI.”

    Rich Buhner –
    Unemployed

  • “This is a difficult issue, but, ultimately, nuclear preparedness is the only answer to the problem of global population.”

    Tom Bankhead –
    Developer

  • “Can we go back to ruining the world through deforestation and steady ozone depletion? That was a lot less scary.”

    Linda Kingery –
    Teacher