The Ukraine, once part of the USSR, has 110 pounds of enriched bomb-grade uranium - enough to make two nuclear bombs. Being an unstable country, it was considered dangerous for them to keep that material. So, under the START treaty that President Obama worked out last April, the Ukraine would give up those materials and the United States would - get this - pay to have it delivered to Russia!
Bear in mind, Russia has already stated they intend to continue assisting our OTHER enemy, Iran, in building up their own nuclear production.
Those who insist on thinking Mr Obama can do no wrong simply shrug this off, saying that it does "safeguard" the nuclear material by getting it out of the Ukraine. But what they fail to address is WHY do we allow it to go to our enemy? An enemy that is helping our other enemies to become nuclear powers? They never even stop to think that it might have been "safeguarded" even better if it was delivered to the U.S. But that's not the whole story - not only are we letting Russia have it, Obama has guaranteed the the American taxpayer will pay for the delivery!!!!
If any other individual had arranged delivery of nuclear materials to Russia, that person would be arrested on charges of treason. If you do not believe that, try it.
And now you know another reason why Republicans wanted more time to study this treaty before voting on it. But now it's too late - you and I are now on the hook to not only deliver nuclear materials to the enemies that want us dead, but we are also obligated to pay for it.
Frankly, I do not believe it is ever a good idea to arm your enemy.
Nor is it a good idea to rush ANY legislation through without adequate time for study and debate...