Very Unclear On Nuclear

Lexicographers, take note. Despite a Yale degree, the "leader of the free world" still pronounces nuclear "nuke-yu-ler." Which poses a question: when President George W. Bush told Russian President Vladimir Putin that he would slash nuclear warheads from 6,000 to about 1,700, did Putin actually know what Bush was talking about?

Judging from last week's diplomatic contretemps, he apparently did not. Instead of eliminating two thirds of its warheads, Washington announced that it would be putting many of them in storage. Moscow is incensed. Putin has not spoken out, but he has to be perplexed over his "best friend" George's behavior. No wonder Moscow demands a treaty in black and white--with the correct spelling.

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