Would President Reagan support the New START? President Obama, in a recent broadcasting campaign, has been arguing that he would. However, Edwin Meese and Richard Perle, two former Reagan staffers, in a piece found on the subscription only page of the Wall Street Journal, beg to differ.
The main reason Reagan would have objected to this treaty is that it may well undermine his dream that our country might one day be shielded by a missile defense system from nuclear attack. On this issue, Presidents Obama and Reagan are diametrically opposed.