Wednesday, April 12, 2006

They think it's a blessing. What's wrong with us?


The Iranian people seem to think that their scientists' achievement of producing enriched uranium is accompanied "with the blessings of God almighty", according to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:
"At this historic moment, with the blessings of God almighty and the efforts made by our scientists, I declare here that the laboratory- scale nuclear fuel cycle has been completed and young scientists produced enriched uranium needed to the degree for nuclear power plants Sunday," Ahmadinejad said.

"I formally declare that Iran has joined the club of nuclear countries," he told an audience that included top military commanders and clerics in the northwestern holy city of Mashhad. The crowd broke into cheers of "Allahu akbar!" or "God is great!" Some stood and thrust their fists in the air.

Whereas we have turned up our noses at building new atomic power plants for decades because we're too squeamish to deal with the piddling amount of waste. Who's nuttier, us or them?

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