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Effective Psychological Warfare

Reader comment on item: Reagan's Early Victory in the War on Terror

Submitted by Susan Bradford (United States), Jun 15, 2004 at 11:02

Well, I am not sure you can give credit to President Reagan for choices the Iranians made to release the hostages, who were intentionally held to erode support for Carter and help usher in a Reagan administration. Unless Reagan colluded to this end, he does not deserve credit.

However, Reagan was effective as a leader as he understood human psychology. Evil must be confronted as it only gains in strength and power when concessions are made to their demands. Reagan understood that strength and principle -- and a willingness to act on them -- would win the day.

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