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Posted on 04/05/2009 1:13:47 PM PDT by Red SteelEdited on 04/05/2009 1:22:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
PRAGUE (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for the United States to make a new effort to ratify the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty.
Speaking in Prague, Obama said ratification of the treaty that the Senate rejected a decade ago is one of the "concrete steps" the U.S. can take to reach his goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons.
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tell obozo to “take it and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine because he’s not going to get”.
This is the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. We’re already party to the Partial Test Ban Treaty (Treaty banning Nuclear Weapon Tests In The Atmosphere, In Outer Space And Under Water).
I don’t necessarily see any good reason to take part in the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, however...
Flash back news:
Senate Rejects Test Ban Treaty; Nuclear Pact Falls 51 to 48 as GOP Deals Clinton Major Defeat
The Washington Post
October 14, 1999
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The GOP-controlled Senate emphatically rejected the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty yesterday, dealing a devastating blow to a pact that has been at the center of global efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons.
Senate Republicans said it would be impossible to ensure that other nations were abiding by the treaty, and they argued that the pact would make it difficult for the United States to ensure the viability of its own nuclear stockpile. They rejected Democratic complaints that they were sending a dangerous message to other nations interested in joining the nuclear club.
Indeed, the 51 to 48 vote against the pact fell largely along party lines, with only four Republicans joining 44 ...
It takes 67 Senate votes to ratify a treaty Obama. You could try an end run like the NAFTA vote and call it an “Agreement” where it only needs the majority vote in Congress.
I believe Obama’s antinuclear crusade will include peaceful nuclear energy. One of the first acts of Congress under Obama was to shut down the nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain.
make that “nuclear waste repository.”
Neville Chamberlin, waving a piece of paper, declared “peace in our time”
Yes, ratification of NAFTA was a simple majority vote from both congressional houses They called it an “agreement” instead of a treaty to get around the Constitution.
And “Dear Leader” in NK will FOLLOW this treaty?
Obama is offering nothing as if he is doing something.
So we can look forward to China being the new world superpower much sooner. Sweet...I’m sure they’ll do a great job, unlike us. /s