Philip Klein is absolutely right when he says the GOP caved on START.
What is particularly egregious about their capitulation is that it came right after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the treaty “cannot be reopened, becoming the subject of new negotiations.”
Both the Obama Administration and Senate Republicans are sending the message that U.S. national security policy is now determined in Moscow.
Knowing there would be a greater GOP presence in the Senate beginning next month why did Senate Republicans let this come to the floor in the first place? But alas, the Senate is due to pass the START Treaty later today.
Let it be said that no treaty is better than a bad treaty.