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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Rose Gottemoeller
Hold onto your hats. No sooner had the Senate finished approving the so-called New START by the closest margin of any bilateral arms-control agreement with Moscow than the accord's principal architect served notice of her ambitious plans for further denuclearizing the United States. Unfortunately, the disarmament agenda Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller is helping President Obama pursue will make the world more dangerous, not safer for America and its interests.
The Obama administration is frantically trying to deliver a ratification win on the New START (or START II) nuclear arms treaty. The harder Democrats push the agreement, the more troubling questions arise.
Senate Republicans are challenging the Obama administration on the new strategic arms accord with Russia, proposing new language to the treaty's ratification resolution that would bar limits on U.S. missile defenses.
The Obama administration is secretly working with Russia to conclude an agreement that many officials fear will limit U.S. missile defenses.
"Let me state unequivocally today on the record before this committee that there were no, I repeat no, backroom deals made in connection with the new START treaty; not on missile defense nor on any other issue," she said.
"The door to tangible, mutually beneficial missile defense cooperation with the United States, and potentially with NATO, is wide open," Mr. Rose said. "We look forward to continuing our discussions with Russia and to finding ways to cooperate and mutually protect our nations' national security interests."