Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Thought On Trident

Here's just a short thought on the debate over whether to renew Britain's (semi-)independent nuclear deterrent. We can ignore the views that Britain should disarm in order for others to follow suit, or because we do not need them anymore. The first is disingenuous, the second simply fool-hardy.

The only argument in favour of scrapping Trident that makes any sense is that we can rely on the Americans to protect us. Now, were all the "Blair = Bush's poodle" people, who want Britain to distance itself from the US, demanding that Britain asserts its independence by having its own nuclear arsenal? It didn't look like it.