You heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jay Carney said Obama will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty “before the end of August…We believe it’s in the interest of the United States.”
This is very strategic timing considering Congress is on a 5 week vacation lasting thru the month of August!
Obama can sign the treaty, but it is meaningless unless and until it has been ratified by the U.S. Senate.
At the moment, that notion is DOA even with Reid at the Senate helm.