3) In a hysterical claim, Time Mag said Reagan had "no blueprint, no grand design" to how he governed
5) Conservative Human Events said "The president can't get any plusses out of a summit."
7) National Review predicted Reagan would sell out.
Al Gore said the decision was a "blunder" and would be "judged by history as his most serious mistake."
10) When the Iceland meeting was back on, the Russkies thought they were in a position of strength.
11) When Reagan got the deal for Damiloff, Sam Donaldson said "Why did you cave?' (as if Donaldson ever wanted a strong America)
14) Only William F. Buckley saw through appearances: "Reagan is approaching the Iceland Summit knowing that he really has the cards."
Of course, Dutch was ready. When Gorby proposed 50%, the Gipper said "How about 100%?" Reagan said let's get rid of all of them. Gorby was shocked, outplayed, outfoxed.
17) Reagan (to Schultz): "Let's go, George." Gorby pleaded. "What more could I have done?"
Reagan said, "You could have said yes."
19) Privately, Gorby knew it. He said "It is a breakthrough."
22) Then as now the real issue is that Reagan did (and Trump does) things without a bunch of "arms control intellectuals
Ditto for Trump.