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A Tale of Two Presidents

loadstar Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 1:42 PM
Just another New York Leftist like Axelrod...and equally vacuous. The Left keeps harkening back (20 years ago) to those halcyon days of Slick Willie Clinton whose main accomplishments (fiscal responsibility, welfare reform, a growth economy-- thanks to Reagan's tax reforms) were forced on him or effected by REAL republicans of the '94 class in Congress...Reagan's defense broke the Soviet Union such that we could reap the savings under Slick Willie
This is the story of two very different American presidents and how they each answered their emergency Libyan phone calls.

First, the story of Ronald Reagan. When he got a call about trouble with Libya it was in August of 1981 and I happened to be having dinner with him and Nancy in Los Angeles.

We had just finished eating and were having coffee when Ed Meese phoned. Meese was my father's top policy adviser, and there was a serious military crisis brewing in the Mediterranean.

At the time, the United States Navy was conducting war exercises in...