As I reported earlier, tiresome, still-not-quite-dead-although-frankly-who-can-tell neo-con blogger Steven den Beste recently unburdened himself of a particularly limp “meditation” on why our side should never gloat over our wins, cuz it makes liberals reluctant to throw their support behind us.
I said he was full of it. And of course, I’ve been conveniently proven correct:
Now, behold — this just appeared in… The Guardian:
You will not be surprised to hear that the events in Japan have changed my view of nuclear power. You will be surprised to hear how they have changed it. As a result of the disaster at Fukushima, I am no longer nuclear-neutral. I now support the technology.
A crappy old plant with inadequate safety features was hit by a monster earthquake and a vast tsunami. The electricity supply failed, knocking out the cooling system. The reactors began to explode and melt down. The disaster exposed a familiar legacy of poor design and corner-cutting. Yet, as far as we know, no one has yet received a lethal dose of radiation.