From today's Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman:
"Bush Proposes $27M To Jumpstart New Nuclear Weapons Program"
"On the military front, Bush's budget also calls for $27 million to help jumpstart the country’s first new nuclear weapons program in 20 years. The money will be used to fund a competition between the Los Alamos and the Lawrence Livermore laboratories to find and design a new generation of nuclear bombs to replace the country’s entire nuclear arsenal."
I believe I heard the Bush administration's list of leading contenders to serve as test sites for detonation of this new generation of terrifying weapons. Some of those I remember hearing mentioned were:
- Berkeley, CA
- San Francisco, CA
- Santa Cruz, CA
- Portland, ME
- Cambridge, MA
- Boston, MA
- Eugene, OR
- Madison, WI
- Taos, NM
I believe I also heard it said that final announcement of the winner/s would not be released before testing begins.
Amy Goodman went on to quote Linton Brooks, the top U.S. nuclear weapons executive, who said, "We are on the verge of an exciting time."
Dada concludes, "Better nukes? It's what Americans want! Let them have it!"