White House briefing just now on New START. Clinton reminded everyone that arms-reduction treaties typically pass with 90-some Senators. Gates repeatedly assured everyone that nothing in the treaty throws European missile defense an iota off course. Adm. Mullen said that he, the Joint Chiefs, and the combatant commanders all “stand solidly” behind the treaty.
But much as hope is not a plan, substance is not a political argument. Just saying. To be very clear, I would like very much to be wrong about this.