“Dr Strangelove with orange hair and a “mad” tweeting hand.”
I would like to point out that in the movie Dr. Strangelove was one of the sanest people there — other than that Heil Hitler automatic reaction, of course.
He pointed out that the total destruction system only worked if everybody knew about it.
He was also not the one to dream up the suicide defense.
He indirectly pointed out the flaw in Mutual Assured Destruction and the need to develop defenses such as Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative hoped to develop. At some point a Trump might be in charge — or a Putin or a bin Laden.
A small scale version of it protected the people of Israel from a determined ballistic attack a bit back.
Yes, I know many wish it had failed to protect those Jewish women and children and native Palestinians, but if nukes were headed your way, wouldn’t you prefer they be destroyed ere reaching you?
John Deering and John Newcombe