Sanctions and isolationism

Republicans running the US Senate have a ready counterpunch for the scolding they received from President Bill Clinton on Oct. 14 over their rejection of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Whether they'll seize the opportunity is a large and telling question. A possibility that should trouble the oil and gas industry is that they might, in fact, be guilty as charged.Clinton forced a doomed vote to ratify a treaty that a majority of senators considered flawed. Then, true to form, he flailed them in a press conference for moral lapses that included partisanship, disregard for the safety of children, and abrogation of responsibility to a world that looks to the US for leadership. ...

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