Skip to comments.The Republican case for ratifying New START
Posted on 12/02/2010 11:21:07 AM PST by mojito
Republican presidents have long led the crucial fight to protect the United States against nuclear dangers. That is why Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush negotiated the SALT I, START I and START II agreements. It is why President George W. Bush negotiated the Moscow Treaty. All four recognized that reducing the number of nuclear arms in an open, verifiable manner would reduce the risk of nuclear catastrophe and increase the stability of America's relationship with the Soviet Union and, later, the Russian Federation. The world is safer today because of the decades-long effort to reduce its supply of nuclear weapons.
As a result, we urge the Senate to ratify the New START treaty signed by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. It is a modest and appropriate continuation of the START I treaty that expired almost a year ago. It reduces the number of nuclear weapons that each side deploys while enabling the United States to maintain a strong nuclear deterrent and preserving the flexibility to deploy those forces as we see fit.
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Yeah, what a lineup of globalist rinos.
didn’t Colin Powell stop calling himself a Republican?
How many Obama voters among those?
The usual suspects.
“WaPo ^ | 12/2/2010 | Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz, James A. Baker III, Lawrence S. Eagleburger & Colin L. Powell “
OMG!! THESE FREAKS AGAIN!!
Looks like someone has already rounded up the usual suspects.
I miss Cap Wienberger.
Colon Bowel has been full of it for several years now.
I just wish he’d hold it in instead of blowing it out at us.
I’d trade the lot of ‘em for John Bolton and Sarah Palin.
My understanding of START includes the idea that we have to ask “permision” to upgrade our defense systems and that we will cancel our plans for upgrades to our submarine fleet. If this is true, I would turn it down. First, we don’t ask permision from anyone. Second, we should not agree to anything that stops us from upgrading any of our ships.
Negotiating a START treaty with Russia will only make us incrementally safer from nuclear war as both sides are pretty unlikely to use them, conditioned as we are from a 50-year Cold War confrontation.
OTOH, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran and others are “wild-cards”. Predicting what they might do and under what circumstances is anybody’s guess. Real action in this quarter would be expensive & difficult, so we just go in for more window-dressing with the Russians.
“The administration claims that the treaty has no effect on any American missile-defense program. Surely it knows better. Paragraph nine of the preamble establishes a bias against missile defense. It accepts our “current” defenses while implying that future U.S. defensive systems might undermine the “viability and effectiveness” of Russia's strategic nuclear force.
With this unfortunate paragraph, New Start returns to the old Cold War “balance of terror” and assumes that attempts to defend the U.S. and its allies with missile defenses against strategic attack are threatening to Russia and thus destabilizing.
Limiting missile defenses to preserve U.S. vulnerability to Russian strategic nuclear strikes (as defined by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, President Dmitry Medvedev or their successors) will result in less effective defenses against any and all countries, including Iran and North Korea.”
The article is a good antidote to the Kissinger et al piece.
Trying too hard to sell the treaty which tells me that the Zero is negotiating from a weak position. If passed, the USA will soon be assuming the same position.
We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world, Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His new world order includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.
Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:
"Joint war games are a logical outcome of the Sino-Russian Friendship and Cooperation Treaty signed in 2001, and reflect the shared worldview and growing economic ties between the two Eastern Hemisphere giants."
Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama
Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko
"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"
April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
President Obama and Venezuela dictator Hugo
Chavez at the 2009 Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.
Note the "soul bro" handshake. (my caption)
Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit: