Friday, September 3, 2010

'Nuclear weapons legitimize US policies'

Press TV Interview
With Scott Ritter

"Following is the transcript of Press TV's interview with Scott Ritter, former chief UN weapons inspector and one of the world's leading experts on arms control.

In his latest book Dangerous Ground: America's Failed Arms Control Policy, from FDR to Obama, Ritter tells a bold and revisionist account of the inseparable histories of the post World War II American presidency and nuclear weapons.

Unpacking sixty years of nuclear history, Ritter shows that nuclear weapons have become such a fixture that they define present-day America on economic, military, political, and moral grounds. And despite fears of global nuclear proliferation, the greatest threat to international stability, Ritter argues, is the US's addiction to nuclear weapons....."

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