Ever heard the phrase, "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong"? The origin of this "law" is still being debated but I at least know it's true. It must be true because every time I hesitantly set my milk/water glass on the carpet, I or someone else ends up kicking it over. Leaving me with a mess to clean up, and a stomache not full of any refreshing liquid but rather remorse and regret of my decisions.
What if that glass of milk is a nuclear warhead, and instead of only one glass there is one roughly every foot and half across living room floor. This would be a set up for a deadly version of Minute-To-Win-It episode, ending in milk soaked carpet. Sorry for all the metaphors but I think you get my point.
U.S.A. and Moscow have been in talks of limiting the amount of Nuclear Warheads in each country. Cutting the amount nearly in half.
The treaty would reduce U.S. and Russian limits on strategic warheads to 1,550 for each country from the current ceiling of 2,200.
While this won't come close to limiting the immense destructive power of either country, it would be a step in the right direction creating a deeper relationship with Russia. And as being the worlds "Role Model", it would be a grand gesture in leading by example for the U.S.A.
Failure to win passage could trip up one of the administration's top foreign policy goals: improving relations with Russia. The treaty, signed in April by Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, has been the most tangible sign of success, and failure to get it ratified could be viewed as a rebuke in Moscow. It also would leave Obama's push for even greater restrictions on the world's nuclear arsenal in doubt.