The Nuclear Illusionist

Thursday's Editorial - April 9, 2009


NOTE TO STUDENTS: This is a difficult article. If you have been reading Daily News Articles from StudentNewsDaily regularly, it should make more sense to you. Without background knowledge on the nuclear weapons problem, this editorial might be a bit confusing. Do your best to understand the main idea. Ask a parent to read the article and discuss with you.

1. Why do the editors of the Wall Street Journal oppose President Obama's call for countries to end the quest for nuclear weapons?

2. What do they see as a better way to address nuclear proliferation by rogue countries like Iran and North Korea?

3. Do you agree with this editorial? Explain your answer. Before you write your answer, think about the validity of the following quotes from the article: