And on the other other hand…
S. Auchincloss observes:
“Things are complex these days. And they are not always as they seem. I think it is possible that the U.S. pulled out to make things easier for companies, but said that the reason was that the treaty was not strong enough. Of course this is a measure of the depth of my disappointment with current U.S. approaches to foreign policy, but I would expect that if our government wanted the treaty to be stronger it would demand that it be stronger, and hang in there until it got what it wanted, as with the UN and Iraq. Pulling out is for wrecking international agreements, not for strengthening them.”

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