The hypocrisy of President Reagan's address to the United Nations ought to be apparent.
He asserts that the United States desires a nuclear test ban treaty when, in fact, it is the Russians, not the Americans, who have stopped testing. Indeed, Reagan, himself, has threatened to veto Senate legislation containing treaty provisions.
He points to the terrible destructive power of the Soviet Union's land-based ICBMs but does not mention the equally destructive potential of our sea-based nuclear weapons.
He now admits that true security will require a coupling of SDI with a reduction in missiles when, for months, his Administration maintained that SDI alone would protect us. If reductions in nuclear missiles are necessary, why not begin those reductions now?