In a speech at Kyoto University, Rudd proposed the creation of the "International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament" bringing together experts from around the world.
He said the group would be co-chaired by former Australian foreign minister Gareth Evans and that he would ask Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on Thursday to consider a Japanese national as the other head.
"It is impossible to visit Hiroshima and not be moved by what you see -- a graphic human story of the horrendous impact of nuclear weapons," Rudd said...
Hmmm..... He can't do much about interest rates or petrol prices but he will abolish nukes. Anyway, I would have thought the lesson of Hiroshima was that a nuke or two was a good way to stop a war.
The Americans seem to have nukes on their minds too. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has just sacked a couple of USAF top brass for nuclear stuff ups. I hope the shakeup is successful. You would hope the military know what they are doing when it comes to nuclear bombs.