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Published: Thursday, Nov. 11 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

START is supported by many Republicans: James Baker, George Schultz, and Henry Kissinger to name but a few. Unfortunately, none of them are in office, and the top priority for the Republicans who are in office is to make sure that anything that Obama proposes fails.

Esquire
Springville, UT

I agree. It is too bad that the GOP is more interested in war than in long-term efforts for peace and arms control. Hatch, being in the cross hairs of the radical right, will flush his principles and sell out to the far right, as did John McCain this year. Pity these men have no principles.

r_r
Salt Lake City, UT

Incredibly refreshing to see two politicians from different parties come together in their support of START. If only those in the Senate could do the same. I hope Hatch is paying attention.

Richie
Saint George, UT

START is a deeply flawed arms reduction that benefits Russia's interests, not ours. It would allow rogue countries like Iran and North Korea to build up their nuclear supply and destroy us. Tell Senator Hatch if he votes for this treaty he is toast at the 2012 election.

r_r
Salt Lake City, UT

Richie,

START doesn't deal with N Korea or Iran and was never meant to. However, START has improved our relationship with Russia which resulted in Russia not following through with missile sales to Iran. So START is already improving our ability to cut nuclear proliferation and is a significant step towards creating a network of barricades against further proliferation. If your concerns are with N. Korea and Iran that you should recognize START as a significant step in a long and complex process towards hemming in those nations nuclear ambitions. How, pray tell, would rejecting START improve our ability to deal with Iran and N. Korea?

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