It makes me sick to read of all the hullabaloo about our nuclear weapons being in 'safe hands'. Why have we adopted this very defensive "please believe us, we are responsible" posture, right from President down to lowly media analysts. It simply makes one want to puke. Did anyone ask the same question from US, especially when that so obviously intellectually challenged guardian of the 'nuclear suitcase' was in White House? I, for one, refuse to believe that the red button marked 'launch' was safe in his hands. Does anyone ask Israel the same question? As a responsible nation we should simply refuse to be drawn into offering explanations. -AN IRRITATED PAKISTANI, Gujranwala, via e-mail, May 16.