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Jon Stewart rips Fox News coverage of START

Last night, Jon Stewart mocked several clips from Fox News that misrepresented the new START treaty signed by President Obama and President Medvedev. Stewart took Fox to task for a "willful misunderstanding of the policy." It's not as if Fox anchors or panelists didn't have time to read the treaty or could claim it was too complicated--it's a whopping...17 pages, available online.

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More shocking was a clip from Sarah Palin, who said that she missed Ronald Reagan's nuclear policies. If anything, President Reagan was more of an idealist than President Obama about nuclear weapons. As President Reagan put it in his memoirs:

My dream, then, became a world free of nuclear weapons.
Some of my advisors, including a number at the Pentagon, did not share this dream. They couldn't conceive of it. They said a nuclear-free world was unattainable and it would be dangerous for us even if it were possible; some even claimed nuclear war was "inevitable" and we had to prepare for this reality. They tossed around macabre jargon about "throw weights" and "kill ratios" as if they were talking about baseball scores. But for the eight years I was president I never let my dream of a nuclear-free world fade from my mind.

How naive and dangerous!

 Update:

George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America asked President Obama about Sarah Palin's criticism of the new Nuclear Posture Review. His response: "last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues."

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