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Rove: Obama-Lugar bill to secure loose nukes was ‘minor housekeeping measure,’ ‘unimportant.’

By Satyam Khanna  

"Rove: Obama-Lugar bill to secure loose nukes was ‘minor housekeeping measure,’ ‘unimportant.’"

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Interviewed on Fox News today, former Bush adviser Karl Rove claimed legislation sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) to secure loose nuclear weapons throughout the former Soviet Union was a “minor housekeeping issue” that made “some technical changes”:

What he’s referring to that passed Congress I think even on a voice vote, that had to do with some technical changes to some of the protocols we had in place, primarily for dealing with surplus, conventional weapons from the old Soviet bloc. It was a minor housekeeping measure. It was important in the greater scheme of things. But as far as Congress went, it was so relatively unimportant and uncontroversial that it passed on a voice vote.

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Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN), who co-sponsored the legislation, thought otherwise. The legislation helped “keep deadly conventional weapons like anti-aircraft missiles out of the hands of terrorists,” he noted in 2007, and would “help other nations find and eliminate conventional weapons that have been used against our own soldiers in Iraq and sought by terrorists all over the world.”

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