Want to halt nuclear proliferation? Call the Dept of *Energy*
As though the DoE does not have enough on its hands, it is now taking on nuclear proliferation, or as it rather idiotically puts it, 'eliminating [the] threat of dangerous weapons'. As opposed to those child-friendly bunker-busting bombs, assault rifles, muskets, broad swords and pointy sticks.
"The UK Global Threat Reduction Programme 2008 Annual Report highlights the progress made on projects including the safe destruction of chemical weapons in Russia, other former Soviet Union countries and elsewhere. The programme is funded from the UK's Global Threat Reduction Programme annual budget of £36 million".
One would think that Mother Russia (Upper Volta with gas...)could afford to do this herself, but she would be foolish to turn down our taxpayer-funded largesse. More to the point, what on earth has this got to do with the Department of Energy and (grr) Climate Change? Surely this is a job for the Foreign Office in the person of Thunderbird puppet Milliband, or perhaps Hutton and Defence. A mate is still scandalised by the change of name from the Ministry of War, but that's a topic for another day.