ROBERT KOEHLER – We must free ourselves from the mindset of militarism, which is perpetuated not merely by politicians and generals but, inexcusably, by much of the media, which compliantly speaks their language. In militaryspeak, civilians may be bombed but theyâ€™re never murdered, at least not by us. If we canâ€™t avoid acknowledging their deaths, then they become collateral damage, necessary for â€œthe restoration of strategic stability.â€
LAWRENCE WITTNER – Moderators of the presidential debates, donâ€™t youâ€”as stand-ins for the American peopleâ€”think it might be worthwhile to ask the candidates some questions about U.S. preparations for nuclear war and how best to avert a global catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude?
JULIAN BORGER – US joint chiefs of staff posted then removed paper that suggests nuclear weapons could “create conditions for decisive results.”