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Year in Review: The Political Highs and Lows of 2012

jeanettefarah Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 7:31 PM
10. Ronald Reagan helped create the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. Reagan fought a proxy war with the Soviet Union by training, arming, equipping, and funding Islamist mujahidin fighters in Afghanistan. Reagan funneled billions of dollars, along with top-secret intelligence and sophisticated weaponry to these fighters through the Pakistani intelligence service. The Taliban and Osama Bin Laden - a prominent mujahidin commander - emerged from these mujahidin groups Reagan helped create, and U.S. policy towards Pakistan remains strained because of the intelligence services' close relations to these fighters.
jeanettefarah Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 7:31 PM
In fact, Reagan's decision to continue the proxy war after the Soviets were willing to retreat played a direct role in Bin Laden's ascendancy.
AmericanObserver Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 7:43 PM
Not "SPAM", Jerry555. Factual, in fact. Deal with it. I know it doesn't fir with the Townhall propaganda machine it is correct.
mlew Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 7:55 PM
Jerry555, stop posting. You are embarrassing the conservative movement.

Suddenly, 2013 is upon us.  New year, similar issues, familiar players.  But before we set our sights on the battles and controversies to come, let's cast our gaze backwards to the year that was.  2012 promised to be a politically consequential year, and it lived up to its billing, albeit with generally disappointing outcomes from a conservative perspective.  The following is my personal take on the most significant political peaks and valleys from the past calendar year.  Let's begin with the good stuff:

(3) Mitt Romney selects Paul Ryan as his running mate. Many conservatives viewed Mitt Romney's presidential...