The GOP would vote or/and be against anything Obama does any ways, so it will not be a shocker or is a shocker that the GOP is against this.
Even with this deal, the US and Russia have enough nukes to kill off the world, costing billions to maintain for both countries at a time when those billions could be used elsewhere.
FWIW, a number of notable former Republican Secretaries of State, including Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, support the agreement. Also, if one looks objectively at the agreement, it is difficult for one to find any evidence that the agreement qualitatively undermines the national security of either the U.S. or Russia. IMO, the agreement is in the national interest of both countries and it should be ratified by the Senate and Duma. Such important matters that concern the vital interests of the U.S. should not be hijacked by petty partisan rivalries/bids to 'settle scores.'
In case you hadn't heard, the Cold War is over, and terms like "nuclear parity" have no meaning. What does have meaning is that Alqaeda and other terror groups would pay a fortune for any one of the 3000 nuclear warheads currently being stored all over Russia, and those who guard them need the money. If we can cut the number of available warheads in half, I think "parity" is a small price to pay.
By the way, do you have any idea of the damage that the "parity" total of 1500 warheads on either side would do to the world? Do you actually place your partisan rhetoric ahead of intelligent arms control?
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