Friday, June 18, 2004

This one sure didn't get the exposure it deserved:
A House panel Wednesday rejected the Bush administration's request for money to research a nuclear "bunker-buster" bomb that critics said could increase the chances the United States would use a nuclear weapon in war.

In a sign of bipartisan unease with a plan sought by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, an Appropriations subcommittee eliminated money for the bunker bomb. It also wiped out funding for "advanced concepts" in nuclear weapons and accelerated testing.

This year's House action goes further than a move by the same panel last year to reduce, rather than eliminate, nuclear weapons research funding.
To paraphrase..."In your heart you know he might".