Sunday, 20 September 2009

Reagan's Old Navy Secretary Backs Obama On Missile Defence

This comes via Right Democrat's Twitter feed:

Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) expressed his support for the Administration’s decision to adopt the recommendation of Secretary of Defense Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff for a new approach to missile defense in Europe.

“As one who has spent five years in the Pentagon, including time as Assistant Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy, I believe that the revised plan developed by the Department of Defense is an appropriate step forward,” Webb said. Senator Webb was one of five Senators to vote against the Bush Administration’s 2007 proposal to deploy a missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.

“The primary intent of this plan was to provide a system against potential Iranian missile systems,” said Webb. “As originally conceived, it was unnecessarily provocative of Russia while not properly addressing the threat from Iran. The revised plan reflects a better strategic approach on both fronts.”

Don't take your eye off Jim Webb.

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