Before too long, Americans will eventually began to understand that this treaty ratification goes much further than the media has reports. This treaty will save the lives of many of our American military.
“Rumblings in Washington by the resurgent Republican Party against Senate ratification of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty raise doubts about a fragile U.S.-Russian rapprochement – the “reset” that has been a centerpiece of President Obama’s diplomacy.” “An unraveling of ties, which hit post-Cold War lows during the administration of George W. Bush, would erode global stability at a time of burgeoning security threats and harm international efforts to stem the spread of weapons of mass destruction .” “New START bolstered mutual trust, helping Washington win crucial Kremlin backing for a new set of sanctions against Iran and stronger support for the war in Afghanistan.” “The failure to ratify the treaty will deal a very painful blow to Obama’s administration and the policy of ‘reset,'” said Sergei Rogov, head of the Moscow-based U.S. A. and Canada Institute , a top think-tank advising the government on foreign policy.” “If “the administration can’t deliver what it promised, it would seriously undermine Obama’s position in the international arena.” “Obama on Thursday urged the Senate to ratify the treaty, appearing at the White House with former secretaries of state and defense of both parties who all support it.” “This is not about politics,” he said. “It’s about national security.” (Isachenkov, Vladimir, 11/19/2010, Associated Press, US-Russian ‘reset’ in trouble as nuke pact stalls, Retrieved from firstname.lastname@example.org ).
John Kyl and all the others who are holding up this ratification should be asked why they do not support saving lives or what they have against the security of this nation. Republicans used to be known as a “country first” party, one which would define the need for protection of this nation and its residents above all others. Kyl and partners seem to have replaced that with just trying to do everything possible to make sure this president serves only one-term. What they seem to forget is that they will not be the ones who decides how many terms he will serve. It will be the choice of voters and if the voters side with them, it will not be because of those things that they stopped him from achieving; it will be because he forgot how much support that he really have in the public. Republicans and those who oppose this treaty are walking around with blinders on and are so focus on he failure of this president, they can not see that any failure to do all that they can to keep America safe will be the cause of their demise. Maybe Kyl and partners can get President Obama to help them with their resumes.