November 18th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama urges ratification of START

(CNN) - President Barack Obama urged the lame duck Senate to ratify the Russian arms control treaty Thursday, arguing that the United States "can't afford" to gamble on the need to monitor Russia's nuclear stockpile.

Filed under: START treaty
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  1. Get A Grip

    The past shows if Obama says it's good for us and the country....we all know it's bad!

    November 18, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  2. u2canfail

    This is not a bad treaty. The points the GOP have brought up, are minor, and some are addressed. What is the problem?

    November 18, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. jules sand-perkins

    I do not trust Obama to deal with defense issues from a posture of strength.
    Obama, with his Nobel Peace Prize, reminds me of Neville Chamberlain, who convinced the English people that peace was the path to take where Hitler was concerned.

    November 18, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  4. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    Jobs, Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. No, just trying to resolve a problem that does not exist. Great for Obama, but the country is suffering. He can probably win another phony Nobel Peace Prize.

    November 18, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  5. King

    These repugs and their empty rederics and kindergarten name calling. Hey you can play political games and fool as much empty headed Americans as you like but I draw the line when you start playing those games with the safety of my kids, my friends, and america existence. We are at war fools, and alquaida will stop at nothing to destroy our existence. Suppose Obama get a hold of one of them nukes in Russia that are poorly guarded and detonate it in manhatten newyork. What your going to say it's Obama fault. Too bad these forgetful americans will believe you. You still have folks that said there wasn't a great recession Obama was not spending money to get us out of the hole the repugs dug. These repugs are like spoil brats they'll distroy something then scream bloody he'll for more stuff to distroy and the American people will give it to them

    November 18, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  6. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    has anybody even read the treaty? They didn't bother reading the healthcare bill and we're finding out new things every day, all of the BAD! Just thought I'd ask!

    And NO, don't rush to approve ANYTHING Obozo wants done in a rush!! Haven't we all learned our lesson on that???

    November 18, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |