In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, 28 December 2012, John Bolton and John Woo, wrote that former Defense Secretary William Perry made the suggestion that President Obama ignore Congress in any nuclear agreements with Russia. The former Defense Secretary, Perry, urged that the two nations reciprocally reduce nuclear weapons:
"Unilateral and coordinated reductions can be quicker and less politically costly . . . relative to treaties with adversarial negotiations and difficult ratification processes."
In other words Perry said, "Don't include the U.S. Senate in any negotiations or treaty". Now when you take this information, and compare it with this:
SEOUL, March 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was caught on camera on Monday assuring outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev he will have "more flexibility" to deal with contentious issues like missile defense after the U.S. presidential election.
You have the makings of a conspiracy between President Obama and the leaders of Russia (In further conversation on that open "mike" President Medvedev said that he would relay the information to Putin). And should President Obama decide to follow the suggestion of former Defense Secretary, William Perry, there would be a clear case of Treason that could be made against Obama. Perry is also quoted as saying, "The world we live in today would be a dangerous world even without nuclear weapons. And without nuclear weapons, there would be a huge impetus to rebuild them."
I hope that the U.S. Congress will keep a close watch on this situation, but if they "run true to past form", I don't expect any action will be either noted or taken.
Lord Howard Hurts