For 50 years Republicans have fought against treaties that brought peace

Summary:  To understand the dynamics and stakes of the Iran deal we should look at our past, rather than conservatives' confident warnings about the future. The peace we've enjoyed for decades results in part from 50+ years of arms control treaties -- all strenuously fought by the Right. We can learn much from their false … Continue reading For 50 years Republicans have fought against treaties that brought peace

Conservatives oppose the new START treaty, as they opposed even the earlier version negotiated by Ronald Reagan

Summary:  About conservatives opposition to arms control treaties, including those that ended radioactive poisoning of the atmosphere and won the Cold War. Mitt Romeny ("Obama's worst foreign-policy mistake", op-ed in the Washington Post) and the Heritage Foundation ("Stop START Now")  have joined the conservative chorus denouncing the new START treaty.  It's all lies and misrepresentations, as … Continue reading Conservatives oppose the new START treaty, as they opposed even the earlier version negotiated by Ronald Reagan