Monday, September 16, 2013

Heritage Head Pens Rebuttal to Putin Op-Ed

Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), the head of the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, has written a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to his op-ed in The New York Times.  It was reportedly sent to the Russian Embassy.

The letter notes that DeMint enclosed a booklet by Heritage expert Matthew Spalding called "Why Is America Exceptional?"

Here is how the Daily Caller describes the letter.  Here is what the Washington Times says:
The Heritage Foundation has been a thorn in Russia’s side since the 1980s, when it was one of the first proponents of missile defense. The organization sponsored the High Frontier study in 1981, one year before President Reagan’s speech on the Strategic Defense Initiative.
Here is more from Heritage.

Here is Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times.