Corker’s Price on Nuclear Warhead Safety is Bigotry?

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The New START Treaty isn’t just about a bilateral arrangement with Russians to keep their and our nuclear warheads under tight management. It is really about momentum in reversing the dramatic erosion of controls on a whole range of WMD materials.
If the US does not move START forward and validate so much of the progress that the Nunn-Lugar program has made in decommissioning nukes and getting dangerous materials under control, then those trigger devices and uranium and other paraphernalia become vulnerable to “hijacking” by non-state interests. Very dangerous.
And yet US Senator Bob Corker who had signed on to support START — to put America’s safety at the forefront of his and his constituency’s concerns — is now saying that he’s going to drop out and risk putting nukes out into the world untethered and subject to corruption and penetration by terrorist groups unless Senator Reid pulls DADT. Corker wants to make sure that US military men and women — who are gay and serving — have to continue to lie and deceive about their status.
His price for securing America’s national security: bigotry.
Bad move, Senator Corker.
— Steve Clemons

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4 comments on “Corker’s Price on Nuclear Warhead Safety is Bigotry?

  1. hillsideslide says:

    exactly.
    your title says it all

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  2. Le Fabe says:

    WTG POA! I feel the same frustration.

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  3. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Its kinda cute seeing politicians singled out for their scumbagginess, along the lines of the various interests and ideologies of their detracters. Wahington DC is like a seething mass of maggots feeding on each other.
    They’re ALL scumbags, these politicians. They HAVE TO BE, or they’d of never arrived where they’re at. Theres nary a one that we could not single out and point a finger at for one despicable act or another.
    The issue of gays is of great interest to Steve, so its fitting that he single out this particular piece of shit for attention.
    Me, I can’t get excited about this gay thing right now while we’re busy fraggin’ innocent civilians in four different countries. And thats just the ones we know about. No doubt we’re fucking people over in places they ain’t even telling us about yet.
    Meanwhile, you got these assholes like Titus attempting to shove bills through that claim the Freedom Flotilla was on a mission to assault Israeli naval defense forces. And the lying asslicking whore for Israel has actually managed to find 18 co-sponsors.
    Or how about this? This Holder prick is suing all the corporations involved in the BP disaster, EXCEPT ONE. Halliburton. Whats up with this asshole Attorney General? Is there no RW criminal that he isn’t willing to blow before letting off the hook?
    Sorry Steve, this hillbilly scumbag Corker is the least of our worries. He’s just doin’ what scumbags do. If he was scumbaggin’ in a direction more to your liking, you’d be telling us what a great guy he is. Besides, for all you know he might mix a great Martini. Its takes more than a lack of integrity to make a great American Statesman, actual skills factor in too.

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  4. DakotabornKansan says:

    The Republican strategy is as clear as can be. Corker is attempting to derail START and DADT much like the segregationists did with civil rights bills.

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