We haven’t put together a Table Scraps in a while so let’s dive right in.
Via friend of NoH and fellow Brewers/Bucks/Badgers/Packers fan extraordinaire Andrew O’Connor, some former custodians of our ICBMs have got it in their heads that UFOs have been monitoring our nukes. I kid you not. The group is holding a press conference at the National Press Club next Monday to reveal heretofore undisclosed evidence proving that it ain’t only Russia’s nuclear arsenal that we ought to be worried about. I’m eager to find out if said UFOs are a precursor to an Independence Day style invasion of earth. If so, I take solace in the fact that there are some real-life Russell Casse’s out there who can save the planet (even if they aren’t exactly pilots)…
In other news, NoH has long admired former NNSA chief Amb. Linton Brook’s effectively dry sense of humor when talking about arms control.
Knoxnews’ Frank Munger recently caught Brooks in fine form:
Earlier in the summer, Brooks had learned another lesson, and that was that the size of an issue depends on where you sit.
“Secretary of State (James Baker) and the Russian Chief of General Staff had a meeting and came out and the Secretary announced that all the issues were resolved and that the treaty would be signed on the 31st of July. At that point, I had 104 issues which were considered of sufficient importance that I had to get Washington permission before I could agree to any of them.”
He added: “But that’s what’s fun. Otherwise, it’s just a giant, boring, contract law negotiation.” [emphasis mine.]
As the kids like to say, LOL.