December 21, 2010 2:34 PM

Commentary: McConnell's START treaty stance purely political

As the Senate nears a vote on the New START nuclear arms treaty with Russia, some Republicans, including Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, minority leader, sadly have signaled their opposition. McConnell argues against a perfectly sensible attempt to curb nuclear proliferation and resume mutual inspections of weapons, an aim that ought to be a no-brainer among members of the Senate who understand its practical and symbolic importance.

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