I loved this bit by Daniel Foster at NRO, regarding his recent article on closing the Deepwater Horizon leak with a nuclear bomb:
Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that when I pitched this idea to [National Review honcho] Rich [Lowry], he leaned back in his chair, tented his fingers conspiratorially and said, "You mean we can argue that the solution to an environmental disaster is a nuclear detonation? Yes, yes that will do quite nicely." And indeed, that is precisely what happened.
As they say, "Heh."
Read Foster's actual article; it turns out the Soviets used the nuke-it-shut method several times in the 1960's and 70's.