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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 04:51 PM

Are any of you watching SFRC today? It's on Law of the Sea Treaty...

...and the afternoon panel includes Rumsfeld and Negroponte...with JK chairing...OMG! MUST SEE TV...

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Reply Are any of you watching SFRC today? It's on Law of the Sea Treaty... (Original post)
YvonneCa Jun 2012 OP
Luftmensch067 Jun 2012 #1
YvonneCa Jun 2012 #4
politicasista Jun 2012 #2
Luftmensch067 Jun 2012 #3
politicasista Jun 2012 #5
Noisy Democrat Jun 2012 #6
YvonneCa Jun 2012 #7

Response to YvonneCa (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:44 AM

1. I've been watching as I can

Currently watching the repeat on CSPAN 2. As with the first hearing, it seems like an endless procession of incredibly articulate and principled statements on the benefits for our country of our joining the Law of the Sea convention and then ridiculous utterance after ridiculous utterance from Inhofe. When I look at what's out there on the Law of the Sea on Google, I see all the forces of the conservative blogosphere massed behind Inhofe/Rubio and very little attention being paid by the Democrats other than JK's article in HuffPo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-kerry/a-national-security-issue_b_1596414.html

The support for this from the military and the cabinet and (according to JK) the business community is extraordinary -- how can an idiot like Inhofe hold it hostage?

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Response to Luftmensch067 (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:26 AM

4. Inhoffe was being his usual self...

...during the afternoon panel. ..as were some other Republicans. With John Negroponte and Donald Rumsfeld as panelists, the Republicans seemd determined to give them the opportunity to make the old GWB arguments against such a treaty. And with JK chairing, it was really amazing (remembering that he called for Rumsfeld to resign). I'm may atch it again online just to see that part again.

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Response to politicasista (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:58 AM

3. This doesn't seem to belong on this thread?

Hi, politicasista! Just wondering if you might want to talk about this on another thread? This thread is about the SFRC Law of the Sea hearings.

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Response to Luftmensch067 (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:31 PM

5. Oh. ok

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Response to YvonneCa (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 08:36 PM

6. I'm watching it a bit at a time

It's fascinating.

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Response to Noisy Democrat (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 11:41 PM

7. So am I. It's a really long...

...hearing. I am a bit 'out-of-sequence' too.

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