"Back in October 2007, ABC News reported that the Pentagon had asked Congress for $88 million in the emergency Iraq/Afghanistan war funding request to develop a gargantuan bunker-busting bomb called the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). It's a 30,000-pound bomb designed to hit targets buried 200 feet below ground. Back then, the Pentagon cited an "urgent operational need" for the new weapon. Now the Pentagon is shifting spending from other programs to fast forward the development and procurement of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator. The Pentagon comptroller sent a request to shift the funds to the House and Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees over the summer.....Why now? The notification says simply, "The Department has an Urgent Operational Need (UON) for the capability to strike hard and deeply buried targets in high threat environments."
I just wonder if all of this is too late. Some countries, under no circumstances, should have access to nuclear weapons IMHO. GWB apparently had too much on his plate to take care of this during his administration and Clinton was probably either oblivious to the situation or hoped he could kick it down the road to te next administration. Sad that we have a completely ineffective chief executive at the time of this crisis and we wonder how this will all play out.