The [arms control] treaty is so central to this country’s national security, and the objections from Mr. Kyl — and apparently the whole Republican leadership — are so absurd that the only explanation is their limitless desire to deny President Obama any legislative success.
Some people, believe it or not, feel that the United States is less safe with fewer weapons, and we're not all clinically retarded.
The treaty, the first with Russia in a decade, calls for both sides to reduce their deployed warheads modestly to 1,550 from 2,200. More important, it would restore “verification,” inspections and other exchanges of information about the American and Russian arsenals.
The silver lining is that pieces like this editorial might finally enlighten Middle America about media bias. People who don't read a lot of newspapers (or watch a lot of TV news) tend to think the NY Times, LA Times, CNN, and PBS/NPR are politically neutral. Wake up, fools.