43 GOP Senators Press Obama On Missile Defense

By: AP
By: AP
A group of Republican senators have written to the president to inform him they plan to oppose any White House effort to limit missile defense.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forty-three Republican senators have written to President Barack Obama saying they will oppose any efforts by the Obama administration to limit missile defense or pursue further reductions in nuclear weapons.

Obama was caught on tape Monday telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more flexibility to negotiate on missile defense after the November election. Seizing on those comments, Republicans said any concessions to the Russians would be counter to U.S. safety and security. They also said concessions would contradict the assurances Obama gave the Senate when he pressed for them to ratify the New START treaty in December 2010.

The senators, led by Jon Kyl, said any limits on missile defense would weaken the U.S. in dealing with potential nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran.

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  • by Phil Location: Left of Center on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:39 PM
    Do people really believe that deals,treaties and policy changes happen regardless of 'election' years? ..so what is the big deal? ..it would be more laughable if Obama had said that a missile reduction agreement was possible in this election year ..get real Repukes ..stop hating and start thinking rationally
  • by leslie johnson Location: minneapolis, mn on Mar 27, 2012 at 04:53 PM
    B R E A K I N G N E W S ForgeryGate: Congress Knows Obama Is A Fake Their (Congress) “wait and see” attitude is the pernicious blight staining everything else. When a 29 year old Iowa man took a trip to Africa to pursue his love of zoology, he was so overwhelmed by Kenyans asking him how he liked having a Kenyan citizen govern the United States that the patriotic Lucas Daniel Smith abandoned his search for an elusive rare animal to turn instead to a quest to verify Barack Obama’s birth story. In a certified letter he sent to every member of Congress dated July 4, 2010, he said, “Kenyans were amused at how gullible Americans could be when it came to obvious things like the fact that Kenyans overtly admit to Barack Jr’s Kenyan birth, yet the Americans continue to believe they know better.” http://www.westernjournalism.com/forgerygate-congress-knows-obama-is-a-fake/?utm_source=Western Journalism&utm_campaign=502f59131d-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email
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      by Phil on Mar 27, 2012 at 05:46 PM in reply to leslie johnson
      hahahhaha ..a little late on the birth certificate rhetoric ..maybe you and donald trump did not get the memo that his eligibility to hold office for president was decided by the supreme court about ..errr ..4 years ago
  • by CitizenKane Location: Colo Spgs on Mar 27, 2012 at 03:10 PM
    Typical - There is no such thing as compromise to a republican. It's either their way or no way. Unfortunately, real life doesn't work that way. No wonder nothing gets done (except naming Post Offices) in congress.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 at 03:39 PM in reply to CitizenKane
      Did you ever think that the whole reason for the two party system is to create continual arguments in order to keep everything the way it is?
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      by Ted on Mar 27, 2012 at 06:05 PM in reply to CitizenKane
      DEMONcrat = Socialism!
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