In what looks like a decisive blow, at least eight Republican senators – including some the White House was counting on – will announce this afternoon they cannot vote to ratify President Barack Obama’s New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia this year.
START is bad for us; it unreasonably restricts our missile defenses. And, does anyone who is not wearing their pants on their head believe either of these fantasy rationales for START?
First fantasy is that we need START to prevent us and the Russkies from destroying each other. Second fantasy is that nations that are or will proliferate will be deterred by a U.S.-Russian arms treaty.
You may believe what you will; if you believe these you probably forgot to take your meds.