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The Dropping Ball

jeanettefarah Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 6:29 PM
6. Ronald Reagan was a "bellicose peacenik." He wrote in his memoirs that "my dream. . .became a world free of nuclear weapons." "This vision stemmed from the president's belief that the biblical account of Armageddon prophesied nuclear war - and that apocalypse could be averted if everyone, especially the Soviets, eliminated nuclear weapons," the Washington Monthly noted. And Reagan's military buildup was meant to crush the Soviet Union, but "also to put the United States in a stronger position from which to establish effective arms control" for the the entire world - a vision acted out by Regean's vice president, George H.W. Bush, when he became president.
9. Ronald Reagan vetoed a comprehensive anti-Apartheid act. which placed sanctions on South Africa and cut off all American trade with the country. Reagan's veto was overridden by the Republican-controlled Senate. Reagan responded by saying "I deeply regret that Congress has seen fit to override my veto," saying that the law "will not solve the serious problems that plague that country."
On May 17, 1987 the USS Stark was on patrol in the Persian Gulf. On that day Saddam Hussein ordered one of his fighters to fire an Exocet missile at our American ship. The missile hit our ship and 37 Americans died from the attack. What was Ronald Reagan's response the reader may ask? Nothing, at first. Later his response was to proceed giving Iraq even more weapons. Can someone please let me know if this is appeasement? The lesson the Islamo-Fascists learned from President Ronald Reagan was that if you kill Americans then you will be rewarded.
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