A vast majority of Americans should have known long ago that the conference on arms control in Iceland would fail. Also, that every conference on that subject involving Ronald Reagan will fail.
It is now and has always been obvious that he and the men around him are completely beholden to the military and industrial complex that President Eisenhower warned us about.
Reagan obviously wants to spend as much as he can as fast as he can on military hardware. His trillion-dollar "Star Wars" project will never be given up; there's too much in it for his billionaire buddies.
Reagan's efforts for the remainder of his term will be directed toward pretty paragraphs in the history books and more "photo opportunities." It is easy to observe the psychological twist that rules the man.