Politico: Kerry is wrong about New START

A must read op-ed in the Politico this morning by Heritage Action’s COO Tim Chapman.

Yesterday morning, journalists packed into the Capitol for a rare visit by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Together with Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), Clinton pressed the Senate to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia “quickly.”

The Senate’s newly elected GOP members appear to have other ideas. Sen.-elect Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is planning to unveil a letter from his fellow senators-elect, demanding they be given adequate time to study and consider the treaty in the 112th Congress.

Their effort calls into question a startling assertion made by Kerry at yesterday’s press conference.

“I talked yesterday with a number of senators on the other side of the aisle,” Kerry said, “and we discussed the outstanding issues. As of now, there is no substantive disagreement on this treaty. What separates, apparently, the sense of ability to move forward is a question about money out 10 years into the future for modernization.

No substantive disagreement? Sorry, Mr. Senator, but you could not be more wrong.

Read the rest at Politico.

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6 thoughts on “Politico: Kerry is wrong about New START

  1. Mr Kerry displays the ongoing Democrat and Progressivist desire & efforts to frame any debate (or prevent a debate) by presenting their view of the situation as they would like it to be, and not as it is or with any reflection of reality. Once again, ‘D’ stands for Delusional.

  2. Mr Kerry displays the ongoing Democrat and Progressivist desire & efforts to frame any debate (or prevent a debate) by presenting their view of the situation as they would like it to be, and not as it is or with any reflection of reality. Once again, ‘D’ stands for Delusional.

  3. START is too important to rush into without proper debate and scrutiny. The days of passing bills and treaties without fully understanding the contents should have been over after the uproar caused by Healthcare and the results of the mid-term election.

  4. START is too important to rush into without proper debate and scrutiny. The days of passing bills and treaties without fully understanding the contents should have been over after the uproar caused by Healthcare and the results of the mid-term election.

  5. I think the American people should see this start Agreement that Hillery Clinton wants to force down our throats. Obama’s time for a “change” has rapidly come to an end.

  6. I think the American people should see this start Agreement that Hillery Clinton wants to force down our throats. Obama’s time for a “change” has rapidly come to an end.

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