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    looks like the leaders of Washington don't want to give up their weapons of mass destruction.
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    DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) - Diplomats from 111 nations formally adopted a landmark treaty banning cluster bombs on Friday after futile calls for participation by the weapons' biggest makers and users, particularly the United States.

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged every nation in the world to sign the painstakingly negotiated pact "without delay."

    Twelve days of negotiations ended after diplomats from scores of nations delivered speeches embracing the accord. It requires signatories not to use cluster bombs, to destroy existing stockpiles within eight years, and to fund programs that clear old battlefields of dud bombs.

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    But Washington this week dismissed the prospect that the treaty would alter U.S. policy. State Department spokesman Tom Casey said the United States remained committed to United Nations-sponsored talks that seek voluntary codes of "best practice" among leading makers of cluster bombs. These talks, also involving Russia and China, are not considering a ban.
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    oh come on, whats the big deal?

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    is anyone surprised? they won't even sign the convention for the rights of the child (the US and somalia are the only countries not a party to it), it's even less likely they'll sign a treaty about banning weapons. they didn't even sign the ottawa treaty (mine ban treaty).
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    I think a new cluster bomb that shoots darts was just released

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