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Earning Conservative Optimism for 2013 and Beyond

jeanettefarah Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 8:49 PM
Card-carrying Republicans and dupes of the Republican party have been instructed to say that the USA and Ronald Reagan did a lot to help Solidarity (of Poland) and other anti-Communists in defeating the USSR in the 1980's. Here's the scoop; remember Aldrich Ames? Aldrich Ames has been in prison for several decades now. Aldrich Ames worked in the CIA for the Soviet-East European Division in Washington, placing him "in the most sensitive element" of the Department of Operations because it was responsible for Soviet counterintelligence activities. Ames had access to all CIA plans and operations against the KGB and the GRU, Soviet military intelligence.
jeanettefarah Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 8:49 PM
By 1985, the CIA's network of Soviet-bloc agents began disappearing at an alarming rate. The CIA realized something was wrong, but was reluctant to consider the possibility of an agency mole. Initial investigations focused on possible breaches caused by Soviet bugs or by a broken code.

The CIA then blamed asset losses on another former CIA agent, Edward Lee Howard, who had also been passing information to the Soviets. But when the CIA lost three other important sources of information about whom Howard could have known nothing, it was clear that the arrests (and executions) originated from another source.

Let's cut to the chase. The Soviet Union collapsed despite the USA, not because of it.
jeanettefarah Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 8:50 PM
Just how godless and immoral are these Republicans and conservatives who so casually play politics with national security??

As a conservative columnist and author of "The Optimism Advantage," I've been asked to speak on "Keeping Conservative Hope Alive" in light of President Obama's election victory. In the New Year, here are seven ways conservatives can earn renewed optimism for 2014 and beyond:

1. Conservatives reject victim thinking and dependency-inducing entitlements. We aren't victims, and we're not entitled to election victories. Life is difficult, and no political victory will be easy with America's changing values and demographics. True optimism comes from a track record of overcoming obstacles--Obama's election just added another obstacle! Get over it. We lost the election; let's...