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Monday, February 22, 2016

Poor News Coverage and Hypocrisy - Nice Combination

Russia wants to fly over US with advanced digital camera

From a story located at:

My comment:
     Just terrible news coverage we get in this country The story completely ignores the fact the US has been taking advantage of the treaty since 2002 when the treaty was enacted. Enacted by G.W. Bush, by the way. 

     Here we are, complaining about a treaty we signed and ratified by a previous Senate. We have taken advantage of the treaty, have flown spy planes over Russia for at least twelve years and when Russia wants to do the same, it's Obama's fault. Have you people forgotten that Treaties are the law of the land?

     Bush Jr. waved a wand and nullified the War Crimes Treaties passed by a previous administration, making him immune to War Crimes charges today. Real handy for him. Incidentally, that's a big hole in our Constitution. A sitting President shouldn't be able to nullify treaties signed by previous administrations and ratified by a previous Senate by simply waving a wand with no current Senate input. Just saying.

     President Obama could do the same thing today. Simply issue an edict nullifying the treaty signed and ratified by a previous administration. End of problem. But wait a minute! Then we wouldn't be able to fly over Russia anymore and spy on them. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. I'm sure if Obama nullified that treaty, Obama haters would complain about that too.

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