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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

START To Stand Up for America

The upcoming Lame Duck Session of the current Congress, which includes so many Members who were defeated on election day, poses a real and present danger to America's future. President Obama is pushing hard for this Lame Duck Senate to ratify the treaty called New START, which he signed with Russia in Prague on April 8. This bilateral arms control agreement has nothing good in it for the United States and reads like it was written by the Russians. New START allows the United States to have only as many nuclear warheads as Russia can afford to build. The treaty allows Russia to build new and modern weapons to reach New Start limits, whereas the United States is locked into reducing our current number. That means Russia will have new and tested weapons, but the U.S. will be stuck with its current, out-of-date, untested warheads.

Obama and the globalists dream of a nuclear-zero world. But scrapping out nuclear weapons would make us a sitting duck for nukes fired by a rogue nation. We live in a dangerous world in which bad guys respect strength and disdain weakness and disarmament. The notion that our abandonment of nuclear weapons will inspire other nations to follow our example is a fairy tale. When the Cold War thawed, and the U.S. and the old U.S.S.R. dramatically reduced their nuclear warheads, that encouraged proliferation, with India, Pakistan, North Korea, Syria and Iran eager to join the nuclear club.

Ever since President Reagan announced his Strategic Defense Initiative (called SDI) in 1983, the Kremlin has tried to ban all U.S. missile defenses. The Russians now brag that they achieved this goal in New START.

The New START treaty is a big victory for Russia and defeat for the United States. The Senate should refuse to ratify New START and keep improving our anti-missile capability.

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