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Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 13:22:00 +0200
From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Re: Americans "Left Behind" intellectually

At 9:00 AM +0000 2002-06-26, Brett Bellmore wrote:
>"Another is the rejection of arms control agreements, which is triggering a
>new arms race and is increasing militarization in general."
>Hm, and this would be why we signed a new arms control agreement with Russia
>shortly after opting out of the ABM treaty?

If you recall, GWB just wanted to just "shake hands" on this deal
originally. There was a signing, but it doesn't mean much more.

The weapons don't have to be destroyed, just moved to storage. They could
be back in service in minutes, probably. Also, there is no action actually
required until the end point of the agreement, which I think is 4 years
down the road. This agreement is purely a propaganda piece, to benefit both
Putin and GWB politically.

What we are actually seeing is the biggest increase in spending on killing
people since the Regan/Bush regime. Now, why isn't that a surprise?

David S. Stodolsky, PhD    PGP: 0x35490763    

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