Psst, Obama, Russia Is No Longer an Enemy

Krauthammer: The START treaty is a useless diversion
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2010 1:12 PM CST
Psst, Obama, Russia Is No Longer an Enemy
This undated file photo provided by NASA shows the US Army's Honest John Missile.   (AP Photo/NASA, File)

(Newser) – President Obama's big priority of the moment is the New START treaty with Russia, to which Charles Krauthammer says, "Good grief." You'd think the president would have more important things to worry about than this irrelevant deal, he writes at the Washington Post. "A nuclear exchange between Washington and Moscow is inconceivable. What difference does it make how many nukes Russia builds?"

Not to mention the odd idea of working toward a goal of eliminating our nuclear arsenal while the world's wingnuts build up theirs. Dealing with the "non-problem" of Russia is an attempt to divert attention from our inability to deal with the very real problems of Iran and North Korea, writes Krauthammer. "Obama peddling New START is the guy looking for his wallet under the lamppost because that's where the light is good—even though he lost the wallet on the other side of town." (Read more Start Treaty stories.)

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