Saturday, May 20, 2006

Bloglines - It's All Here: US Tables Draft FMCT [1]

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with the iran issue in the limelight. They are now cutting other scearios and drafts. will this be sustainable ?? What about Korea ?

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It's All Here: US Tables Draft FMCT [1]

By jeffrey

Stephen Rademaker (my buddy) has introduced a draft fissile material cut-off treaty at the Conference on Disarmament.

Shorter Rademaker:

Article 1. States Party undertake to kiss my bony ass.

Sadly, this is only vaguely hyperbole.

The treaty, as it were, seems intended to buy the Administration some credibility with Congress on the US-India deal while going nowhere in the Conference on Disarmament—the most most transparently cynical proposal since Caligula made a Senator of his horse.

Think I am being unfair? Read Rademaker’s harrangue where he submits the draft treaty, takes a swipe at the CD and many of its members for “hostage taking,” and then prounces the text frat-boy cool with a demonstrative “it’s all here.” Oh, yeah.

I wonder … Is this how Rademaker proposed to Danielle Pletka?

Michael Krepon at the Stimson Center has attempted to point out the various flaws with more measure and grace than I can muster at the moment.

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