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Gayle in MD
11-18-2010, 06:10 PM
The long conference table, in the White House conference Room, was filled this morning, with the faces of our own history of foriegn policy experts, from Baker, to Kissinger, and all in between, joined the President today, to present the face of cohesion, and agreement, to the Repiglican Party, and to pressure them to vote on nuclear reduction, in support of the current, pending Treaty with Russia, for Nuclear reduction.

Repiglicans Voted NO.

A clear case of Repiglicans choosing what they preceive to be in their political interests, instead of doing what is best, in the interest of our national security.

Another unprecedented, irresponsible, display of Repiglicans, working against the best interests of our country.

This is a first. Never before, has any Congressional Majority, regardless of the Party in power, blocked the efforts of any president, to reduce nuclear weapons.

Despicable!

eg8r
11-18-2010, 08:02 PM
I am happy the Reps voted No. Only an idiot thinks Russia would keep their end of the bargain.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
11-22-2010, 08:42 AM
Can anyone rememmber, any time in our history, when either political party, voted against nuclear reduction?

If this isn't unprecedented, I don't know what is.

This is probably THE MOST IRRESPONSIBLE SORT OF OBSTRUCTIONISM I HAVE EVER SEEN! The Republicans are actually puttinjg our country at great risk, for political purposes!

Unbelievable!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">By BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press Bradley Klapper, Associated Press Sat Nov 20, 10:09 am ET
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama took aim Saturday at Republican senators standing in the way of a nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia, saying they were abandoning Ronald Reagan's lesson of nuclear diplomacy: "Trust but verify."

The Senate's GOP leader accused his Democratic counterparts of wasting Congress' lame-duck session on issues from gays in the military to environment regulations. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., didn't mention Obama's push to ratify the new START weapons treaty with Russia, but said extending expiring Bush-era tax cuts needed to be the top priority.

Obama, speaking from a NATO summit in Portugal, used his weekly radio and Internet address to focus on international affairs at a time of increased political gridlock at home as the GOP prepares to take control of the House in the new Congress next year.

Describing his nuclear efforts as part of a five-administration continuum, Obama said the treaty to cut the permitted number of U.S. and Russian long-range nuclear warheads by a third was "fundamental to America's national security."
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The president went to great length listing the prominent Republicans from previous administrations who back the deal, including former secretaries of state Colin Powell, George Shultz, Jim Baker and Henry Kissinger. He cited GOP Sen. Dick Lugar's support, but suggested that other Republican senators were playing politics with national security.</span>
"Some make no argument against the treaty they just ask for more time," Obama said. "If the Senate doesn't act this year after six months, 18 hearings, and nearly a thousand questions answered it would have to start over from scratch in January."

And it would face tougher odds as the Democratic majority loses six seats.
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Without ratification, Russia may be less cooperative in enforcing strong sanctions on Iran, securing loose nuclear material from terrorists or helping the U.S. equip troops in Afghanistan, Obama said. He said no agreement with Russia meant no U.S. inspectors watching over one of the world's biggest nuclear arsenals.</span>"Those who would block this treaty are breaking President Reagan's rule they want to trust, but not verify," Obama said.

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>At the NATO meeting, officials from Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Norway and Bulgaria told reporters Saturday that failing to ratify the treaty would set back European security.</span>McConnell, in the GOP radio and Internet address, focused on the stubbornly high unemployment rate and Democrats' failure to alleviate joblessness. He said Democrats had exploded the national debt with the stimulus and other spending programs, and were now asking Americans for more money. He said it was imperative that the Bush-era tax cuts that expire this year be extended.

"Americans don't think we should be raising taxes on anybody, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>This is a huge lie, as all of the polls show! </span> especially in the middle of a recession," McConnell said. "But instead of giving Americans what they want, Democratic leaders plan to use the last few days that lawmakers expect to spend in Washington this year focusing on everything except preventing this tax hike, which will cost us even more jobs: immigration; a repeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell'; a reorganization of the FDA; more environmental regulations."

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G.


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A complete history of the evolution of the Rw denial gene...

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LWW
11-22-2010, 02:42 PM
What's funny is that the only POTUS who was truly successful dealing with the Russians was Ronal Wilson Reagan ... and the democrooks fought him every step of the way, up to and including James Earl Carter and Edward Moore Kennedy collaborating with the Russians.

LWW

Gayle in MD
11-23-2010, 06:38 AM
Can anyone remember a time when any political party, blocked a treaty to reduce nukes around the world, for political purposes?

Any opinions on Republicans going against an entire panel, of foreign policy experts, from the left and the right, in their on-going effort to cripple the Obama Administration?

Does this threaten ouor national Security? The experts, left and right, say it does&gt;

No comments????

LWW
11-23-2010, 06:51 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Can anyone remember a time when any political party, blocked a treaty to reduce nukes around the world, for political purposes?</div></div>

The 1980's.

LWW

Gayle in MD
11-23-2010, 08:04 AM
Can anyone remember a time when any political party, blocked a treaty to reduce nukes around the world, for political purposes?

Any opinions on Republicans going against an entire panel, of foreign policy experts, from the left and the right, in their on-going effort to cripple the Obama Administration?

Does this threaten our national Security? The experts, left and right, say it does&gt;

No comments????

eg8r
11-23-2010, 09:23 AM
Can anyone remember a time when it was smart to trust someone that perpetually lies? Should we just pull all our troops out of South Korea every time North Korea says they will not bomb anymore?

Can anyone remember a time when it was smart to listen to the Palestinians when they said they would "cease fire"?

eg8r

Gayle in MD
11-23-2010, 01:40 PM
Can anyone remember a time when any political party, blocked a treaty to reduce nukes around the world, for political purposes?

Any opinions on Republicans going against an entire panel, of foreign policy experts, from the left and the right, in their on-going effort to cripple the Obama Administration?

Does this threaten our national Security? The experts, left and right, say it does&gt;

No comments????

Gayle in MD
11-24-2010, 09:09 AM
NO comments?

eg8r
11-24-2010, 09:54 AM
Hard for you to respond when you are ignoring everyone. Your own people don't even want to chat with you lately.

eg8r

Gayle in MD
11-24-2010, 10:49 AM
Another nasty post. You never stop, do you?

eg8r
11-24-2010, 10:56 AM
Why don't you answer the responses that you already received in the thread instead of ignoring them and asking for comments? If you don't want to the read the comments then why do you keep asking for more?

eg8r