“When future generations read the transcripts of this meeting, they will not forgive us.”

Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze commenting on the failure of Reykjavik

[While meeting in 1989 in Reykjavik, Iceland, U.S. President Ronald Raegan and Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev came close to agreeing to abolish nuclear weapons. Raegan held out for the Livermore Lab’s false programs of working ballistic missile defenses (AKA “Star Wars”), which blocked the historic deal.]

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