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Unformatted text preview: MGW 10 START updates 2 GS LAB START updates 2 1 Yes START START will pass now no substantive opposition in the Senate. Joe Circione 6-30-10 A Strong Majority for New START http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe- cirincione/a-strong-majority-for-new_b_628936.html With such overwhelming bipartisan support from America's top civilian and military officials and former national security leaders, it has been hard for the determined critics to scrape together experts beyond the fringe . Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) - the only U.S. Senator to publicly oppose the treaty - lamented this very situation, saying, "Seventeen witnesses so far, no witnesses in opposition to it." He added, "I don't know who thinks that can be reasonable." The opposition's problem is not that the Senate is being lead astray. In committee hearings, supporters of the treaty did not pull their punches. They noted areas where they wished the treaty had gone further. The far right is simply having trouble objecting to what is an extremely reasonable and widely supported treaty with clear benefits for American national security. It's down to politics. The only reason to oppose this treaty is political gamesmanship on the eve of elections--to deny the administration a victory . This would sacrifice our national security for narrow, partisan gain. START will pass Bipartisan support now. Joe Circione 6-30-10 A Strong Majority for New START http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe- cirincione/a-strong-majority-for-new_b_628936.html The New START treaty has passed its tipping point. The majority of living former secretaries of state, secretaries of defense, and national security advisors are now on record that New START strengthens U.S. national security . That is 13 out of 24. None has opposed the treaty. It is time for the Senate to approve this new security agreement. Last week, thirty national security luminaries - including Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, Chuck Hagel, Bill Cohen, Lee Hamilton, Thomas Kean - enthusiastically gave their bipartisan support for the New START Treaty as a "necessary and appropriate step toward safeguarding our national security." These leaders emphasized the benefits of the treaty's prudent reductions in nuclear arms and its tough inspection regime. They made clear that the treaty does not inhibit America's ability to maintain an effective nuclear arsenal or deploy missile defense systems. START will pass now 80 votes. USA Today 6/24 War in Senate brewing over U.S.-Russia arms deal http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-06-23-nuke-treaty_N.htm The White House views the treaty as a crucial step toward Obama's goal of stopping the global spread of nuclear weapons and an example that should be set by the two countries that hold 90% of the world's stockpile . The treaty demonstrates a commitment to non- proliferation, Rhodes says. If the Senate doesn't vote before the November elections and Obama's Democratic party loses control of the Senate, passage could get trickier. But mostObama's Democratic party loses control of the Senate, passage could get trickier....
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