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Reagan Aide Perle: START 'Seriously Flawed'
Newsmax ^ | 12/16/2010 | Dan Weil & Ashley Martella

Posted on 12/21/2010 12:41:19 PM PST by Qbert

Instead of pressuring reluctant Republican senators for rapid ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, the Obama administration should just drop it, says Richard Perle, a key architect of President Ronald Reagan’s strategy to end the Cold War.

“It’s a seriously flawed treaty,” Perle, now a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, says during an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. “It’s certainly not the kind of treaty Ronald Reagan fought for and accomplished.”

The pact is very weak on verification, he says. “For example, our right to inspections is limited to sites the Russians declare . . . which makes a mockery of the whole idea of on-site inspections,” Perle explains. “Imagine when Iran asserts a similar right to limit inspections, or the North Koreans or others. For that reason alone, it’s a very doubtful agreement.”

Plenty of time is needed to examine the treaty. “That won’t be done if they vote immediately,” he notes. “The Senate has never seen the full negotiating record on the treaty.”

That’s because the Obama administration doesn’t want a serious examination of the dispute between the United States and Russia over ballistic missile defense, Perle says.

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The Obama administration essentially has handed Russia a veto over our missile defense program, Perle says. “At any point they can say we don’t like what you’re doing, you’re putting us in a position where we’ll walk away from this treaty. I think this president would back down under those circumstances.”

A close examination of all this is vital, but the White House refuses to turn over the negotiating records, says Perle, who was President Ronald Reagan’s assistant defense secretary.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhonukes; disarmament; iran; lameduck; missiledefense; nationalsecurityfail; nukes; obama; palin; perle; richardperle; russia; sarahpalin; start; starttreaty; treason; waronterror
But, hey- why would GOP Senators want to listen to an important official of the Reagan administration who knows what he's talking about... (/s)

They'd rather bow down to an incompetent POTUS who smears them as "hostages takers"...

1 posted on 12/21/2010 12:41:22 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

The Ruskies are laughing at the stupidity of the “leadership” or lack of leadership, of this country. We’re skrewed.


2 posted on 12/21/2010 12:44:54 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Qbert

I’ll take Richard Perle’s analysis over Brent Snowcroft’s on any day of the week.


3 posted on 12/21/2010 12:45:10 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping.


4 posted on 12/21/2010 12:49:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Qbert
The Obama administration essentially has handed Russia a veto over our missile defense program
5 posted on 12/21/2010 12:52:09 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We have no choice but to rebuild America from the foundations up. www.AIPNews.com)
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To: Army Air Corps

Bump


6 posted on 12/21/2010 12:56:32 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Qbert

I can’t believe any American would favor this treaty.


7 posted on 12/21/2010 12:59:36 PM PST by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Ping.


8 posted on 12/21/2010 12:59:36 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Qbert

That it may be but it won’t stop the GOP Senate from tripping over themselve to vote for it.

The GOP is over as a viable option.


9 posted on 12/21/2010 1:00:23 PM PST by dforest
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To: Qbert
Another article by Perle at NRO: On Arms Control, Learn from Reagan.
10 posted on 12/21/2010 1:06:16 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yes, I saw this. It’s actually surprising to see one person stand up and voice opposition to it. I’m sure others have too and I missed it. It’s like a bad ‘C’ grade movie turning on the news these days. It’s surreal.

This lame duck Congress and our Jr. President have done more damage to this nation than all it’s foreign enemies have over the last 234 years.


11 posted on 12/21/2010 1:06:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Qbert

Self assured destruction is what Obama brings to our country.

Plank by plank, day by day, issue by issue... that bastard continues to destroy or country.

God may someday forgive him, I never will.


12 posted on 12/21/2010 1:30:57 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Gator113

destroy or country.=destroy OUR country.


13 posted on 12/21/2010 1:31:57 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Great article- thanks Servant of the Cross.


14 posted on 12/21/2010 1:51:57 PM PST by Qbert
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To: skeeter
I’ll take Richard Perle’s analysis over Brent Snowcroft’s on any day of the week.

Or Condi Rice or G.W.Bush.

15 posted on 12/21/2010 1:56:52 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Qbert

Call Mitch McConnell’s office he is after all susposedly IN CONTROL of his senators. Remind them of NOVEMBER and we are taking names and recording votes.

KEEP HITTING REDIAL

Sen. Corker’s office 202-224-3344

Sen. Lamar Alexander 202-224-4944

Mitch McConnell 202-224-2541

Toll-Free number to the Congressional Switchboard (866) 338-1015.


16 posted on 12/21/2010 2:07:34 PM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: skeeter; WOSG; DestroyLiberalism
Perle is a very prominent NeoCon and the NeoCons oppose the treaty. Scowcroft is a very prominent Realist and the Realists support the treaty.

Its just like it was in the GHW Bush administration when the first START Treaty came to be.

All the NeoCons, including Perle, were there in the Defense Dept under Cheney opposing the treaty.

The Realists, including Baker at State, Scowcroft as NSA, Gates as Scowcroft's deputy, Condi Rice as Scowcroft's protege', Powell as joint chief, all supporting the treaty.

17 posted on 12/21/2010 2:32:53 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: Qbert

"Forget Anna Chapman, Barak.
They wanted HER birth certificate. But not yours.
You are our greatest, horrorshow, deepest agent,ever."

18 posted on 12/21/2010 2:42:36 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Realists? Please.
Call them what they are: neoMarxists, RussianPAWNS, and SaudiPAWNS.


19 posted on 12/21/2010 2:45:31 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Qbert

I heard Krauthammer yesterday say that all we had to do was “improve” our missile defense and the treaty was voided.

This seems rather silly, that would be the first thing we should do- after Obama is gone.


20 posted on 12/21/2010 2:47:43 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: crosshairs
The Ruskies are laughing at the stupidity of the “leadership” or lack of leadership, of this country. We’re skrewed.

The Ruskies are laughing at us because they know darn well they are gonna walk away from this TREATY "IF" the US attempts missile defense. Why would the Congress ratify a treaty when they have not even peeked at the negotiation minutes? Huh? Because the Kenyan made side deals and told the Ruskies not to worry -"we are never going to deploy missile defenses or if we do you can walk away." Of course by then we will have destroyed how many of our nukes? How much will we have spent on weapon renewal? Nukes have a shelf life.

THIS IS THE FIRST TREATY IN THE HISTORY OF THE USA RATIFIED BY A LAME DUCK SENATE.
21 posted on 12/21/2010 2:51:18 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
"THIS IS THE FIRST TREATY
IN THE HISTORY OF THE USA
RATIFIED BY A LAME DUCK SENATE...
for a known undocumented Moslem imposter.
"

There, fixed it for you.

22 posted on 12/21/2010 3:36:52 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Ben Ficklin

“Scowcroft is a very prominent Realist”

Scowcroft?!? oh puleeeze. Neither prominent nor someone to look up to. Just like Kissinger sucking up to China and finding out he was on a consulting gig, this ‘argument by authority is hollow. And just like other RINO suspects, wheeled out by media only to advance the liberal agenda.

This START is NOT like the other START treaties, and Russia is NOT the superpower it was in 1990. Pretending they are is dumb. The other deals didnt tie out hands vs our real threat with missile defense limits, this does. Obama is a lousy negotiator and cut a bad deal (even the libs have noticed that by now!) It’s extraneous and unnecessary and of no use to US national security.

Do you look up to Gates on DADT advice too? Look to Powell on affirmative action? Take elder Bush’s advice on GOP primary candidates? Then why follow them on START?


23 posted on 12/21/2010 3:59:37 PM PST by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: Brett66

January 20, 2013 can’t come soon enough.....

and the person being sworn in had better NOT be Obummer.


24 posted on 12/21/2010 4:00:00 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: Ben Ficklin
The Realists, including Baker at State, Scowcroft as NSA, Gates as Scowcroft's deputy, Condi Rice as Scowcroft's protege', Powell as joint chief, all supporting the treaty.

I hope you're being sarcastic.

25 posted on 12/21/2010 5:10:01 PM PST by skeeter
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Qbert.
The Obama administration essentially has handed Russia a veto over our missile defense program, Perle says.

26 posted on 12/21/2010 5:21:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Qbert

GOP 8 who voted for START phone numbers
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2646113/posts


27 posted on 12/21/2010 6:19:05 PM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
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To: Qbert

Why the hell are we entering a treaty on nuclear arms with a nation that simply cannot do anything more to build up their side of the equation and has no intention of giving up what they have left?

And that is no threat to attack us in any case?

But of course they’ll be only too happy to take back control of eastern Europe and here is yet another step up that stairway.


28 posted on 12/21/2010 6:37:02 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Qbert

Palin thinks a lot like Reagan:

“At the height of the Cold War, President Reagan pursued missile defense while also pursuing verifiable arms control with the then-Soviet Union. That position was right in the 1980’s, and it is still right today.

We cannot and must not give up the right to missile defense to protect our population – whether the missiles that threaten us come from Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, or anywhere else. I fought the Obama administration’s plans to cut funds for missile defense in Alaska while I was Governor, and I will continue to speak out for missile defenses that will protect our people and our allies.”

excerpt http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/255568/senate-republicans-vote-no-new-start-sarah-palin?sms_ss=twitter&at_xt=4d0c591019d7208e,0


29 posted on 12/21/2010 8:50:14 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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