Skip to comments.Reagan Aide Perle: START 'Seriously Flawed'
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 Reagans strategy to end the Cold War.
Its a seriously flawed treaty, Perle, now a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, says during an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. Its 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, its a very doubtful agreement.
Plenty of time is needed to examine the treaty. That wont be done if they vote immediately, he notes. The Senate has never seen the full negotiating record on the treaty.
Thats because the Obama administration doesnt want a serious examination of the dispute between the United States and Russia over ballistic missile defense, Perle says.
The Obama administration essentially has handed Russia a veto over our missile defense program, Perle says. At any point they can say we dont like what youre doing, youre putting us in a position where well 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 Reagans assistant defense secretary.
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They'd rather bow down to an incompetent POTUS who smears them as "hostages takers"...
The Ruskies are laughing at the stupidity of the “leadership” or lack of leadership, of this country. We’re skrewed.
I’ll take Richard Perle’s analysis over Brent Snowcroft’s on any day of the week.
I can’t believe any American would favor this treaty.
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.
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.
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.
destroy or country.=destroy OUR country.
Great article- thanks Servant of the Cross.
Or Condi Rice or G.W.Bush.
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. Corkers 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.
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.
"Forget Anna Chapman, Barak.
They wanted HER birth certificate. But not yours.
You are our greatest, horrorshow, deepest agent,ever."
Call them what they are: neoMarxists, RussianPAWNS, and SaudiPAWNS.
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.
There, fixed it for you.
“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?
January 20, 2013 can’t come soon enough.....
and the person being sworn in had better NOT be Obummer.
I hope you're being sarcastic.
The Obama administration essentially has handed Russia a veto over our missile defense program, Perle says.
GOP 8 who voted for START phone numbers
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.
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 1980s, 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 administrations 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.”