Senate ratifies nuke pact, delivering win to Obama — still needs Russia's OK

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  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Dec. 23, 2010 5:59 a.m.

    Hatch again shows he is captive to the right wing and cannot govern wisely.

  • rawlshea Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 11:12 p.m.

    Thank you Senator Bennett for looking to future generations rather than short term poltical gain. How can anyone in the 21st century oppose a reduction of obsolete nuclear weapons, which if they weren't reduced and destroyed would inevitably in the free market fall into the wrong hands. Praise is due to thinking elected officials on both side of the aisle.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 8:21 p.m.

    I'm really suprised that the Deseret News which routinely rejects my comments would allow the term "wackos" to be published. The Deseret News seems to have a really an inconsistent editorial policy. I wonder if they will publish this comment. Anyway, I am glad to see the New START Treaty passed. I was living at Sun Arbor (now Sky Harbor) Apartments when the Russian inspectors first came to Utah under START I back in the 80s. It really was exciting as the management and residents came out to welcome them.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 6:55 p.m.

    Just as I am suspicious of the radical activists that Obama surrounds himself with, I am wondering why anybody would trust this sleasy person, John Kerry, with the plan of peace for our country?

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    Dec. 22, 2010 4:53 p.m.

    How can America trust Russia when they are sleeping with Iran?. You tell me. The Senate ratified an arms control treaty with Russia that reins in the nuclear weapons that could plunge the world into doomsday, giving President Barack Obama a major foreign policy win in the closing hours of the postelection Congress. Thirteen Republicans broke with their top two leaders and joined 56 Democrats and two independent in providing the necessary two-thirds vote to approve the treaty. The vote was 71-26. The accord, which still must be approved by Russia, would restart onsite weapons inspections as successors to President Ronald Reagan have embraced his edict of "trust, but verify." A new poll shows President Obama ahead of Sarah Palin 54 percent to 39 percent in a potential match-up. You know what that means? John McCain could get Barack Obama elected twice. Happy birthday to Chinese President Hu Jintao. President Obama was going to get him a present, but it's a little weird buying someone a gift with their own money.

  • Lane Myer Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 3:04 p.m.

    Conservative Veteran

    Hatch against it.

    Bennett for it.

  • Conservative Veteran Layton, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 2:52 p.m.

    I have not been able to find out how Hatch and Bennett voted on this. I wish the article would have mentioned this.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 2:29 p.m.

    'Just because we believe in the original precepts of the Constitution makes us wackos?' - Danish American | 1:51 p.m.

    That a black person couldn't vote?
    Or that women couldn't sign a contract?

  • LOL holladay, utah
    Dec. 22, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    Chalk up yet another major achievement to the Obama administration that has inherited such monstrous problems from the conservative administration before
    In the end - it's the good guys that finish first!

  • sjgf South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 2:03 p.m.

    Unfortunately, the article gave us no real details about what America just agreed to. Hopefully there are no enemies to freedom hiding in a Trojan horse within this treaty.

    scojos: I can see that you have a very open mind, labeling people with any hint of a different view than yours as "wackos."

  • Danish American Payson, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    Just because we believe in the original precepts of the Constitution makes us wackos? There is no such thing as a moderate Republican. Only RINOs.

  • scojos Draper, UT
    Dec. 22, 2010 1:39 p.m.

    It's quite obvious why the Senate Republicans went along with Obama on the START bill. They are afraid of the new "conservatives" that were elected on Tea Party hysteria. Who knows what those wackos will do when they take their places in January. Even two faced Hatch is trying to grow a third public face, he's scared to death of those wackos. The so called Dead Duck session has been quite a success simply because a few moderate Republicans figured it's better to vote on a good bill now then wait for the wackos to start walking the halls of Congresss in January. Then we'll see what these Tea Party wackos are all about or what they are NOT about. Way to go Obama.