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Gayle in MD
01-09-2008, 08:10 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan_administration_scandals

Additionally, there is no way of knowing how many of al Qaeda and the Taliban were recruits from those resistance fighters originally armed by the Reagan administration, which also funded the Contras, a known drug dealilng organization which was know also for inhumane atrocities.

The Reagan administration's "Reagan Doctrine" and hiw support of both sides of the Iran, Iran Conflict, along with Star Wars, and the savings and loan bail out, were among the costliest foreign policiy failure in our history. The results of his change in our foreign policy, his mantle taken up by the Bush Administration, continues to cost this nation devastating financial consequences.

Most foreign Affairs experts agree, that the Soviet Union's financial collapse would have occured without intervention from our country, along with their failure in AFghanistan.

Gayle in Md.

Gayle in Md.

LWW
01-09-2008, 08:41 AM
Again, when your first statement is a lie you lose all credibility.

The Afghan funding behgan under the Carterregime ... as did the Islamic Republic of Iran, which happened to replace a long time US ally. But, you knew that.

LWW

wolfdancer
01-09-2008, 09:33 AM
Gayle, we did fund Afghanistan under the Carter Presidency.
And as late as 1998,Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's National Security Adviser was defending that action....which looked like a good decision at the time, since our main threat was perceived to be the Soviet Union.
Does that justify Iran-Contra, or this illegal war?
Only if you can equate Clinton's lie to Congress about a sexual liaison, with Bush's lies to Congress about Iraq.

Gayle in MD
01-09-2008, 12:51 PM
True, but what Carter did was a drop in the bucket compared to the way Reagan escalated and expanded it into the Reagan Doctrine.

Mostly Carter's foreign poicy was about human rights, not spreading guns around, or pre-emption, then Hillary came along and added human rights for women and children, all over the world, to our foreign policy.

then after Reagan left, Bush Senior pardoned all the criminals left over from the Reagan administration. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

hondo
01-09-2008, 03:23 PM
The Republicans worship Reagan.
To me he did more to destroy the middle class than any other Pres.
He & Bush Sr. let all our businesses go overseas and did their best to bust the unions.
Traitors to their country, IMHO.

Gayle in MD
01-10-2008, 08:35 AM
I agree completely. All the hopla over Clinton, while Republican have destroyed the Constitution, and ruined all protections for the American worker.

Stupidity on the part of those who vote for Republicans is the only answer. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

LWW
01-10-2008, 08:55 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Gayle in MD:</font><hr> I agree completely. All the hopla over Clinton, while Republican have destroyed the Constitution, and ruined all protections for the American worker.

Stupidity on the part of those who vote for Republicans is the only answer. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif <hr /></blockquote>
That was the "NATIONAL IT'S OK TO SHOOT YOUR EMPLOYEES IN THE HEAD ACT OF 2006" wasn't it?

Gayle, you actually do bring up some good points now and then but your stratospheric hyperbole combined with your rabid partisanship blurs it out most times and leaves you looking like someone who rants just to rant.

Maybe you care, maybe you don't, I just thought someone needed to tell you.

LWW