Full quote: "Imagine a room awash in gasoline. And there are two implacable enemies in that room. One of them has 9,000 matches. The other has 7,000 matches. Each of them is concerned about who’s ahead, who’s stronger. Well, that's the kind of situation we are actually in. The amount of weapons that are available to the United States and the Soviet Union are so bloated, so grossly in excess of what's needed to dissuade the other that if it weren't so tragic, it would be laughable."
Remarks on the nuclear arms race, on ABC News Viewpoint — "The Day After" (20 November 1983)

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Comment by Grinning Cat on December 31, 2016 at 12:53pm

Prescient given tRump's recent remarks and tweets about wanting even more matches!

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