Adventures in Arms Trade…
Hey folks, I’m swamped with a pile of midterm exams and papers to grade, but the following tidbit of information caught my eye. Since I’m a chronic procrastinator, I decided I should take a few minutes and share it with you.
Does anyone else find it odd that even though the current US government is so all-fired-up & gung-ho about fighting the war on terrorism, they were the ONLY country, out of 164 countries, to vote AGAINST a proposed UN international arms trade treaty that would help stop the export of arms to conflict zones and countries who are spending more money on arms than on development? I don’t get it. One one hand, they’re doing all they can to fight the war on terrorism. On the other hand, they’re the only ones opposed to restricting the willy-nilly distribution of arms across the globe.
If you want to read the whole article, you can find it here. I confess I’ve got a bias, so feel free to read the article and tell me I’m off base. Go ahead.