Streetwise Professor

November 16, 2010

As Good as Dead?

Filed under: Military,Politics,Russia — The Professor @ 6:22 pm

Senator John Kyl says that the Senate will not consider the new draft START treaty with Russia this year during the lame duck session.

I have mixed thoughts about the treaty, but found the administration’s haste in trying to get it passed during a lame duck session disturbing.  Questions have been raised.  The administration says that they have answers.  Fine.  They can give those in due course and permit a thorough vetting.  If the answers are persuasive, the treaty can and will pass.  The attempt to jam it through before the new Senate convenes in January betrays not just political fears, but a lack of confidence in the persuasiveness of the administration’s answers to the objections that have been raised.

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