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Toss me the nuke, Duke!
Blog Guy, I’ve read about the so-called “nuclear football” that goes everywhere with the U.S. President in case he needs to authorize a nuclear war. Are there any pictures of this doomsday gadget?
Photos of the super-secret device are very rare, but we got some at the White House a couple of days ago. Here you go.
Gosh, I guess I didn’t expect it to look so much like a, you know, football.
Exactly. Nobody expects that, so it’s a brilliant security ploy. It appears that President Obama was feeling a little playful, and he tossed it around with his aides.
I have to say that frightens me. Couldn’t that be very dangerous?
Only if it lands right on the big red button, and what are the chances of that?
President Barack Obama tosses a football given to him by the the 2008 NCAA national football champions, the University of Florida team, during a ceremony at the White House, April 23, 2009.
REUTERS photos by Jason Reed