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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-25-09 08:02 PM
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3. Why I think we're being manipulated RE: the "Land Mine Treaty" article from the AP
Edited on Wed Nov-25-09 08:09 PM by sudopod
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This thread is about a different article written by an AP reporter who references this one. Steven Goose of HRW talked about this on Democracy Now a little while back and pointed out that this is basically moral cowardice. It should be noted, though, Mr. Goose noted that we are in compliance with virtually every part of the treaty, save the ones which would force us to clear the Korean DMZ of land mines. He noted that President Clinton started the push for the treaty, that we have not used land mines in 18 years, and have not sold them in 17, and that despite all this, it would likely be impossible to push it through the Senate as currently constituted.

Yes, it is wrong that we won't support it, but keep in mind that this doesn't mean that we're hiding them like limb-severing easter eggs in downtown Kabul, and the news should be received with that firmly in mind.
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