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.”