Facts on Ura­nium One

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - OPINION -

Earl Hood (Your Views, Jan. 8) claims Hil­lary Clin­ton sold 20 per­cent of U.S. ura­nium to Rus­sia. The Ura­nium One sale was ap­proved by the nine-mem­ber Com­mit­tee on For­eign In­vest­ments.

The State De­part­ment’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive was an as­sis­tant sec­re­tary, not Clin­ton. Even so, the com­mit­tee can’t stop a sale from go­ing through; it can only ap­prove a sale. The pres­i­dent is the only one who can stop a sale. Clin­ton could have ob­jected — as could the eight other vot­ing mem­bers (none did) — but that ob­jec­tion alone would not have stopped the sale.

A well-in­formed cit­i­zenry is one of the key pil­lars of democ­racy. Please, step out­side the con­fines of po­lit­i­cal trib­al­ism and ex­er­cise some crit­i­cal think­ing. The fu­ture of our coun­try de­pends on it.

Scott Free­man, Mid­west City

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