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Posted at 5:15 PM ET, 12/ 1/2010

Powell joins push for START treaty approval

By Perry Bacon, Jr.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell urged the Senate to ratify a nuclear treaty with Russia in an appearance with President Obama on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the latest one-time Republican Secretary of State to provide his support for what has become a White House priority.
 
Sitting beside Obama in the Oval Office, Powell defended the new START treaty, arguing it would be a major step forward in reducing the number of nuclear weapons.
 
"I hope that the Senate will move quickly," Powell said.
 
A number of former secretaries of state, including James Baker and Henry Kissinger, have already endorsed the treaty, which has stalled in the Senate amid objections from some Republicans.

The treaty would continue most verification procedures established in a 1991 agreement that ended last December while adding new ones; it also lowers slightly to 1,550 the deployed warheads allowed under the 2002 pact, which were 1,700 to 2,200.
 
Powell's support was not surprising; he endorsed Obama in 2008 and has repeatedly met with the president since. Obama said the two discussed both national security issues and education.

Powell and his wife Alma lead a non-profit called the "America's Promise Alliance" that works on education issues.

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Posted by: itkonlyyou407 | December 1, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

The World remember this powell man representing the big bully USA lying in the United Nations and to the world by acting as a false witness for a sum of blood money and started the bush's war in Iraq.Well, of course ,this kissinger man too,holocausted the Vietnamese people who had not done harm to him or his divine race?The world is full of Judas Iscariot of old,for personal glory and blood money they betrayed the truth and the laws of GOD and man.How can we ever trust these false witnesses???

Posted by: marikow326peacemakers | December 1, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

The World remember this powell man representing the big bully USA lying in the United Nations and to the world by acting as a false witness for a sum of blood money and started the bush's war in Iraq.Well, of course ,this kissinger man too,holocausted the Vietnamese people who had not done harm to him or his divine race?The world is full of Judas Iscariot of old,for personal glory and blood money they betrayed the truth and the laws of GOD and man.How can we ever trust these false witnesses???

Posted by: marikow326peacemakers | December 1, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Colin, but your party members have today, vowed to nix any bill put in front of them until the tax cuts for the rich are approved. In other words, the United States is being held hostage by this new majority. Good job, voters. That means that we may get zapped into oblivion but by golly, until the top 5% of americans get their tax breaks at the expense of ADDING to the deficit we voted for them to reduce, none of it matters.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | December 1, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Colin, but your party members have today, vowed to nix any bill put in front of them until the tax cuts for the rich are approved. In other words, the United States is being held hostage by this new majority. Good job, voters. That means that we may get zapped into oblivion but by golly, until the top 5% of americans get their tax breaks at the expense of ADDING to the deficit we voted for them to reduce, none of it matters.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | December 1, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, Colin, but your party members have today, vowed to nix any bill put in front of them until the tax cuts for the rich are approved. In others, the United States is being held hostage by this new majority. That means that we may get zapped into oblivion but by golly, so long as the top 5% of americans get their tax breaks at the expense of ADDING to the deficit we voted for them to reduce, what does it matter?

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | December 1, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

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