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Obama will seek test ban treaty ratification (
Google AP ^ | April 5, 2009

Posted on 04/05/2009 1:13:47 PM PDT by Red Steel

Edited 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: appeasement; bho44; bhoeu; bhonukes; disarmament; nukes

1 posted on 04/05/2009 1:13:47 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

tell obozo to “take it and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine because he’s not going to get”.


2 posted on 04/05/2009 1:15:13 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Red Steel

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...


3 posted on 04/05/2009 1:20:04 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Red Steel

Flash back news:


Senate Rejects Test Ban Treaty; Nuclear Pact Falls 51 to 48 as GOP Deals Clinton Major Defeat

Article from:
The Washington Post
Article date:
October 14, 1999
Author:
Helen Dewar
More results for:
President Clinton signed test ban treaty Senate rejected1999 | Copyright informationCopyright 1999 The Washington Post. This material is published under license from the Washington Post. All inquiries regarding rights should be directed to the Washington Post. (Hide copyright information)

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 ...

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-630934.html


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.


4 posted on 04/05/2009 1:24:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
I know, let's disarm and turn around on the rest of the world. I wonder what will happen.
5 posted on 04/05/2009 1:26:00 PM PDT by BillT (New Executive Order to abolish the WS Constitution to be signed to save the US Constitution)
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To: Red Steel
Anybody who actually needs to test a nuclear device will ignore this ban. And it comes at a time of debate among U.S. experts over the reliability of aging warheads. There is a process to upgrade these warheads but the end product can only be tested via computer model. Obama knows all this.

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.

6 posted on 04/05/2009 1:26:19 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Red Steel

President Quisling


7 posted on 04/05/2009 1:28:27 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

make that “nuclear waste repository.”


8 posted on 04/05/2009 1:28:33 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Red Steel
The four Republicans who voted for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in 1999: Not much has changed in 10 years...
9 posted on 04/05/2009 1:33:13 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obamanation: an imploding administration headed by a clueless schmuck, with McCain as his Kowakian)
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To: Red Steel

Neville Chamberlin, waving a piece of paper, declared “peace in our time”
Then.....WWll


10 posted on 04/05/2009 1:34:37 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Red Steel
I hope your right that it takes 2/3’s. NAFTA was ratified with a simple majority as I recall.
11 posted on 04/05/2009 1:38:48 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Uncle Hal

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.


12 posted on 04/05/2009 1:42:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

And “Dear Leader” in NK will FOLLOW this treaty?
Why?


13 posted on 04/05/2009 1:45:06 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Red Steel

Obama is offering nothing as if he is doing something.


14 posted on 04/05/2009 1:52:40 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: lilylangtree

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


15 posted on 04/05/2009 2:29:52 PM PDT by kamikaze2000
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To: Red Steel
This is to give his islamic family and brotherhood time to catch up with the west so that they can destroy us.

LLS

16 posted on 04/05/2009 4:05:32 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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