The Bush administration seems to be working on some sort of quid pro quo with China where we publicly approve of their expanding their nuclear arsenal and they accept the fact that we build a missile defense system. In other words, we tell them it’s OK to build enough weapons to overwhelm any defense system we might build in exchange for them agreeing to our building of such a system. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Have we thought at all about what the effect on other countries will be if two of the most powerful countries in the world agree that a return to expansion of nuclear arsenals is a good thing? Oh, and in the meantime, we’re talking about OKing a resumption of underground nuclear testing by China and potentially the United States.