By: Trevor Loudon
Moscow’s best friends in America, the Communist Party USA, have issued a call for the ratification of the controversial New START treaty with Russia in the “lame duck” session before Christmas.
Democrats are seeking to ratify the Treaty, with RINO Republicans, while they still have a solid majority in the Senate.
The Communists know that the Treaty would probably die in the next Senate and the “window of opportunity” to help their Russian friends will be lost.
Writing in the People’s World, the PW Editorial Board:
Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl’s abrupt announcement Nov. 16 that he opposes consideration of the New START treaty to cut U.S. and Russian nuclear missiles during the current congressional session imperils a vital step toward finally eliminating the world’s only true weapon of mass destruction.
Other leading Republican senators have also expressed opposition to the agreement.
The treaty, signed last spring by President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, would cut the two countries’ long-range offensive nukes to 1,550 each, or about 30 percent. The U.S. and Russia have about 95 percent of such weapons in the world.
The pact has now had some 18 hearings by Senate committees.
Earlier this fall the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved New START, by a vote of 14-4. Three Republicans voted with the majority, including the committee’s ranking Republican, Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar.
Ratification requires 67 votes in the full Senate. Supporters of the pact are pressing for ratification by the end of the year, before the Democratic majority shrinks in the new Congress.
Saying failure to ratify the treaty this year “would endanger our national security,” Vice President Biden pledged the administration would continue to fight for its consideration before the Senate adjourns this year.
At a Nov. 17 news conference, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Foreign Relations Committee chair Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Lugar all called for approval in the current session…
The Communists finish the statement with a call for political pressure on Senators to get the deal signed and sealed.
“We say the world’s security is endangered if this vital first step on the road to a world without nukes stalls out in the Senate. Contact your senators today and urge New START’s ratification in 2010.”
While leftist Democrats, RINO Republican sellouts and their communist cheerleaders are urging America to disarm, the Russians and their Chinese allies are working through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to build an economic and military alliance to far surpass the old Warsaw Pact.
In an increasingly unstable world, the US should be re-arming hell for leather, not bending over backwards for its sworn enemies.