Lugar deflates Romney’s critique of Nuclear Treaty


Romney will say anything negative about President Obama and try and see what sticks

“Governor Romney offers additional misreadings and myths that have been refuted explicitly in Congressional hearings,” said Mr. Lugar, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Among other things, Mr. Lugar said the treaty imposes no restriction on current American plans for missile defense and has the support of prominent Republican national security leaders like former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger.


Mr. Lugar’s statement took issue with a number of factual assertions by Mr. Romney on issues like counting rules and a consulting commission that would monitor treaty issues. He also took issue with Mr. Romney’s logic. Where Mr. Romney criticized the treaty for not limiting tactical nuclear weapons, Mr. Lugar said that “rejecting the treaty would guarantee that no agreement on tactical nukes would occur” in the future.

via Lugar Attacks Romney on Nuclear Treaty – The Caucus Blog –

Richard Lugar has actually been working on non-proliferation issues for years and wanted to let Romney know that whatever sh*t he was throwing just ain’t sticking too well.