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'Disillusioned' with Obama on landmines

Vermonter Jody Williams has more to say this week about President Obama's apparent decision not to support the international landmine ban. Check it out in the LA Times HERE.

Sen. Patrick Leahy had more to say on the subject today too. On the Senate floor, he called the administration’s approach to the issue "cursory, half-hearted, and deeply disappointing to those of us who expected a serious, thorough reexamination of this issue." Read more HERE.

Also today, the U.S. State Department, though it has not clarified its backtracking on last week's announcement that it wouldn't sign the ban, instead played up the U.S.' support of other countries' de-mining, making no mention of the treaty.

- Terri Hallenbeck

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I'm not in favor of landmines, but I can't take Jody "Holier-than-Thou" Williams and her scornful, hectoring, foul-mouthed personality.
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