ARMS AND THE MAN
Mikevotes spots another outrageous under-the-radar Bush policy: opposing an almost-unanimous UN measure aimed at helping "to stop guns finding their way to existing war zones despite existing arms embargos and export controls."
The measure passed 139-to-1, with the U.S. casting the sole dissenting vote. Russia and China abstained. Boy, are we in good company.
As Mike says, "I'm sure that the administration's goal is to leave open the US policies towards arming 'freedom fighters' against 'objectionable' governments, but this is insane.
"Haven't we learned from Afghanistan and elsewhere that US soldiers frequently end up on the point end of those transferred weapons?"
Tags: arms control