RE­AL­ITY CHECK

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

There’s much chat­ter, pro and con, about Pres­i­dent Obama’s over­tures to Iran and the glit­ter­ing prospects of ci­vil­ity and global di­a­logue. The wan­ing of mis­sile si­los in East­ern Europe is also on the pub­lic radar. Though such things are full of hope and prom­ise for some, Rep. Tom Price is not much buy­ing it.

“Soft plat­i­tudes and half­hearted com­mit­ments to na­tional de­fense only en­cour­age those who seek to harm Amer­ica. The fact is, there re­mains real evil in the world,” the Ge­or­gia Repub­li­can tells In­side the Belt­way. “While most of hu­man­ity seeks peace, all na­tions will even­tu­ally find them­selves the tar­get of those who de­sire war. If we are un­pre­pared to de­fend our­selves against our en­e­mies, they will surely take ad­van­tage of our weak­ness. The best way to pre­vent con­flict is to be more pre­pared than your en­emy. Dis­ar­ma­ment does not de­ter one’s foes — it just en­cour­ages them.”

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