The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, quoting a senior official of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, said the US made the offer immediately after the disaster damaged Fukushima No 1 nuclear plant. According to the unnamed senior official, US support was based on dismantling the troubled reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) some 250 km (155 miles) northeast of Tokyo. However, the government and TEPCO thought the cooling system could be restored by themselves, the report said.
Am I reading this right?
Our government demanded that the Japanese dismantle - that is, permanently remove - over five gigawatts of power in order to help them with a critical safety problem that had the potential to destroy 100 square miles of land and kill or injure thousands of people?
That as compensation for helping them we demanded that they cripple their electrical generating capacity on a permanent basis?
You have to be kidding me.
Comment: YIKES! At first it was hard to believe but it is consistent with Obama and Co.’s green fanaticism that is shutting down oil production and putting obstacles in the way of nuclear power generation in the US. Obama is clearly a disaster for the US and according to the above report is complicit with accelerating (i.e., pouring gasoline on) a tragedy in Japan. It was a huge mistake that he was elected, being the empty suit that he is. On almost every subject he is an ignoramus.
Obama should be impeached and sent to prison.