TOKYO - Japan has the technological know-how to produce a nuclear weapon but has no immediate plans to do so, the foreign minister said Thursday, several weeks after communist North Korea carried out a nuclear test.
Foreign Minister Taro Aso, who has called for discussion of Japan's non-nuclear policy, also asserted that the pacifist constitution does not forbid possession of the bomb
Imagine for a moment that Hillary Rodham Clinton, someone who could be reasonably expected to be Beijing's bitch, were elected in 2008.
Would it be safe to assume that any democratic nation on the Pacific Rim would remain safe under a nuclear umbrella controlled by an American President whose party is known to have taken money from the masters of Communist China?
No. Of course not.
If Hillary, or any other Donk, wins the White House in 2008 we can be certain that there will very shortly be new members of the Nuclear Club.
Say hello to a nuclear armed Japan.
Say hello to a nuclear armed South Korea.
Say hello to a nuclear armed Taiwan.
Say hello to a nuclear armed Australia.
Who knows, perhaps the folks governing New Zealand may even pull their collective heads out of their collective asses on matters of national defense.
And all this will happen because all of these nations will have no other choice.
Any American citizen who is truly concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons can only follow one logical course of action. Vote Republican in 2008.
(Unless McCain gets the nomination. Who really knows what he will do?)
We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.