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November 8, 2002
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· Saddam Hussein's WMD and J. Robert Oppenheimer's Style ·
As Scientific Director of the Manhattan Project, Oppenheimer offers me occasion today to reflect on the much larger meaning of the new UN resolution, for what I have in mind, beyond Saddam Hussein's bluffing and George Bush's blustering, is Oppenheimer's justly famous definition of style:
I would simply hope that world leaders — but most especially Bush and Hussein — recall today Oppenheimer's words, for they offer a reasonable, stylishly sane resolution here stopping just short, you might recall, of another of Oppenheimer's famous sayings: "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
One hopes that point will be no leader's last thought.Permalink
I hate saddam and think he should pay for all he has done....but i dont believe in sending millions of the us men in to do it....isnt there an easier way to kill him?
"God shall not rest until all his children are home safe." When will the war end; I want my dad to come home.
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