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Dick Lugar: Mitt Romney "Unaware Of Arms Control History"

Something of a Republican beat-down from Dick Lugar:
Senator Richard G. Lugar, one of the Republican Party's senior voices on foreign affairs, fired back Thursday at Mitt Romney over his opposition to the new nuclear treaty with Russia, accusing Mr. Romney of "hyperbolic" rhetoric that is divorced from the reality of arms control.

In an unusually harsh statement, Mr. Lugar said Mr. Romney "repeated discredited objections" to the treaty and "appears unaware of arms control history and context." The senator said rejecting the treaty, as Mr. Romney has urged, would mean giving up any human monitoring of Russia's nuclear arsenal and guarantee no follow-up agreement to further limit nuclear weapons.

"Governor Romney offers additional misreadings and myths that have been refuted explicitly in Congressional hearings," said Mr. Lugar, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Annnnnd, ouch.