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How to Starve Trumpís Lust for Nukes
The Politico Magazine ^ | September 10, 2019 | William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina

Posted on 09/10/2019 10:02:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Next week, Democrats in Congress will have a golden opportunity to take a strong and principled stand against President Trump’s dangerous moves to resurrect the nuclear arms race.

So far, Trump has set a treacherous course for U.S. nuclear policy. He is tearing down arms control treaties that were carefully constructed over decades with bipartisan support. He is building new weapons at tremendous cost that will increase nuclear threats to the world. He has impulsively threatened nations (North Korea) with nuclear attack and has pushed others (Iran) to resume nuclear activities that they had ended.

Trump has been in office for less than three years, and the world is already a more dangerous place. Far from earning our trust on nuclear policy, he has given us reason to be deeply concerned.

Unfortunately, the executive branch has sweeping authority when it comes to nuclear weapons. Presidents can simply walk away from international agreements, as Trump has done with the Iran deal and the INF Treaty with Russia, and may do again with the New START treaty—the last remaining agreement that limits U.S. and Russian arsenals. Trump also has absolute authority to order the first use of nuclear weapons with no checks or balances from anyone: not his advisors, and not the Congress.

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KEYWORDS: nuclearweapons; nukethewhales; peacecreeps; peaceniks; slbm
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Tom Z. Collina is policy director at Ploughshares Fund. With William J. Perry he is co-writing a book on nuclear policy, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump, to be released next summer.
1 posted on 09/10/2019 10:02:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Using the doll, show me where the election hurt you...

Grow up...


2 posted on 09/10/2019 10:07:46 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0ndRzaz2o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

William Perry. Traitor. Chinese communist agent.

He thinks no one remembers.


3 posted on 09/10/2019 10:07:49 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever the Chinese and the Russians are paying the author, it’s a bargain.


4 posted on 09/10/2019 10:09:14 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“” “” Trump has done with the Iran deal and the INF Treaty with Russia””” “

Let’s be honest. INF Treaty was destroyed by Bush in 2004 when the plans were finalized for INF infrastructure in Poland and Romania.
The rest is history. Blaming Russia as a violator for de-facto following suit and formal withdrawal... Let’s say formal.

As for Iran deal they might make some sense but once again the deal was questionable since the very beginning. And it was started by Obama.


5 posted on 09/10/2019 10:09:42 PM PDT by NorseViking
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The era of MAD is over. Russia can’t afford an arms race and we really aren’t a threat to them. China is the elephant in the living room.


6 posted on 09/10/2019 10:12:16 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, the drama!


7 posted on 09/10/2019 10:12:55 PM PDT by cld51860 (Volo pro veritas)
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To: onyx; 2ndDivisionVet

TOO TIRED FOR COMMIE ROT TONIGHT.


8 posted on 09/10/2019 10:13:30 PM PDT by onyx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I found the author here very hard to read....in fact I think the guy has an agenda here that doesn’t reflect reality.

CLICK BAIT!!!


9 posted on 09/10/2019 10:14:38 PM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I remember that before he was elected, lefties and never-Trumpers such as PJ O'Rourke were extremely concerned that Trump, that vulgar fool, would actually have access to America's nuclear launch codes! The horror!

As of 9-22-2019, there is no one on the planet who I would rather have those lanuch codes than Donald J. Trump.

10 posted on 09/10/2019 10:18:14 PM PDT by TChad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perry was Clinton’s SecDef, and everything he touched turned to shit.


11 posted on 09/10/2019 10:20:56 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Vendome

Luckily I turned my head to spew.


12 posted on 09/10/2019 10:25:35 PM PDT by kallisti (OLDTHINKERS UNBELLYFEEL INGSOC)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Trump’s lust”???

They’ve gone from reading his thoughts to reading his emotions now.

I just wonder, if they can really do that why aren’t they getting rich in the stock market with that talent?


13 posted on 09/10/2019 11:11:16 PM PDT by thoughtomator (... this has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For those of you who don’t remember, Perry was one of the traitors in the Clinton Administration during the ‘90s. There were “swing voters” who tilted the election in favor of the Clintons—swing voters who often claim to be conservative but are definitely not. They’re not “paleo-cons,” as they claim to be, either. Their ancestors didn’t even start arriving in significant numbers until the second half of the 1800s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Perry


14 posted on 09/10/2019 11:12:08 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, because it really is a good idea to advertise and control what weaponry you have to dangerous neighbors... it never motivated them to attack you instead of forcing them to guess as a deterrent, not


15 posted on 09/11/2019 1:26:15 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hatse:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>>So far, Trump has set a treacherous course for U.S. nuclear policy.

Pollutico lies.

Barrack Hussein Obama gave BILLIONS in CASH to Iran to ramp up nuclear weapons programs and international terrorism. THAT is treasonous.

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treach·er·ous

adjective

guilty of or involving betrayal or deception.

synonyms: traitorous, disloyal, perfidious, faithless, unfaithful, duplicitous, false-hearted, deceitful, false, untrue, backstabbing, double-crossing, double-dealing, two-faced, Janus-faced, untrustworthy, unreliable, undependable, fickle; More

16 posted on 09/11/2019 2:11:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Valpal1

>>The era of MAD is over. Russia can’t afford an arms race and we really aren’t a threat to them.

Russia still has a mutually assured destruction doomsday device armed and pointed at US.

It is an automated launch system established after a 1983 incident in which a Russian refused an order to launch a MAD “response” to a non-existent US missile attack.


17 posted on 09/11/2019 2:14:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: ifinnegan

Poor Bill Perry is senile and a shadow of his former self.


18 posted on 09/11/2019 4:10:36 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: ifinnegan
William Perry. Traitor. Chinese communist agent.

He thinks no one remembers.


The refrigerator?
19 posted on 09/11/2019 4:50:58 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Please, oh pretty please let Crazy Uncle Joe Biden be the nominee.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Almost 40 years old, does it still work? Have they kept it updated? Was it dismantled after the USSR collapsed?


20 posted on 09/11/2019 10:24:31 AM PDT by Valpal1
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