Nuclear War is Winnable!

One thing about this period was that it was that time when things started getting weird in Media And Government Land, ranging from frivolity like Reagan inadvertantly mouthing off around live mics, mentioning his plan to "...begin bombing in five minutes...", to far more evil intentional mouth-offs, such as then-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's declaration that a nuclear war would be "winnable".

nukewarwinnable650wI remember being absolutely gob-smacking amazed at that. How the hell does he decide whether or not we've "won"? I'd ask myself, would it be if our side had enough people left to put on a halfway decent victory parade, as opposed to the pathetic, raggedy-assed second-generation mutant rumble shown above?

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