Skip to comments.Disarming America: Obama Betrays Reagan's Dream
Posted on 03/19/2012 2:30:05 PM PDT by raptor22
The Obama Record: The president's shredding of the Constitution began at the Preamble's provision for the common defense. He gave away our missile defense to appease Moscow and betray our allies.
Derided as Star Wars, the Strategic Defense Initiative announced by President Reagan on March 23, 1983, was to be the fulfillment of his dream of being able to deter or even defeat a nuclear missile attack, rather than avenge one, with a multilayered system of defenses aimed at enemy missiles in all stages of flight.
SDI and its concept of defending America and its allies were attacked as destabilizing and the cause of a new arms race. In truth, it was an extension of Reagan's strategy of "we win, they lose," which would confront and defeat, rather than merely contain, the USSR.
When Reagan met with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, in October 1986, there was no talk of special relationships or reset buttons, only a commitment by the leader of the Free World to defend the U.S. against nuclear missile attack. Reagan stood firm, and the Soviet Union would soon collapse.
Last May, when Obama was in Deauville, France, for the G-8 Summit and bilateral discussions with world leaders such as Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, he hailed Senate passage of a New START Treaty that eviscerated U.S. missile defense as evidence of "an outstanding relationship" that "is good for the security and the prosperity of both of our countries."
It was certainly good for Moscow. It now had an American president who believed the threat we faced was nuclear weapons, not those who would consider using them against us. Eliminate those weapons and you wouldn't need such a thing as missile defense.
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Not to mention the renagging on prior agreements with a network which tooks years and blood to build.
There can be no superpowers in the new world order. Which is why Obama is doing everything he is doing.