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Mt. Rushmore should not be waiting

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Submitted by Martin Schulberg (United States), Jun 15, 2004 at 17:49

I think Reagan's later unacceptable responses to Islam's provocations lends credibility to assertions made during the Reagan Presidential campaign that contacts and a "deal" were worked out to continue to hold the hostages until after the election. You can't give credit without explaining the reversal later on. the hostages were alive, i might remind you. Let's not make too much of a hero of someone who was great at bluster. The magic of Reagan was the opposition didn't know when it was bluster or otherwise. I give him credit for being a great poker player.
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