David Broder Doesn't Get It

Matt Davies new START

SHORTER David Broder: "If President Obama wants New START badly enough, he'll give Sen. Kyl everything he wants."

Yeah... except Kyl was already offered a robustly funded nuclear weapons budget and promises that the treaty wouldn't hurt the US national missile defense program, everything he asked for. Kyl just doesn't like arms control treaties, which I can understand better than the false acts of these so-called moderate Republicans pretending that they don't know which side to take.

Consider Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). She thinks that it would help to get either Bush 41 or Bush 43 to publicly support the treaty, while ignoring the existing support from Republican statesmen James Baker III, Henry Kissinger, Brent Scowcraft, George Schultz, Kenneth Duberstein, Howard Baker, and Collen Powell. And then of course there's the numerous military four-stars, active and retired, who have all come out for this treaty. The "moderate" Senate Repubs can't cross the Borg Republican mind-hive, but they also know the New START treaty is good enough to ratify by anyone's measures. It does make one wonder who the real adversary is.


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