Brother AACOOLDRE : The true history of reagan

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  1. AACOOLDRE

    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ronald Reagan out-Chinned the Chin. When caught paying ransom to
    Khomeini and his Hizbollah terrorists, Reagan did his aw-shucks I'm just a
    ga-ga grandpa routine, "I told the American people I did not trade arms
    for hostages. My heart tells me that's true, but the facts tell me it
    is not." Oh, OK then.

    If it were Jimmy Carter who'd been caught in such an act of treason --
    arming our enemy -- Republicans would still be roasting his flesh
    today. You know it and I know it.

    The Reagan Right has used the late President's funeral for a shameless
    political victory dance, carefully wiping the blood off the historical
    files. Before the truth is interred, let us have a moment of
    remembrance for the dubious doings in the White House while Reagan napped:

    * South Africa's government went on a murder spree to insure that
    Black folk would never vote. Reagan blessed that police state with a
    smile, refusing, despite the pleas of Nobel laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu, to
    take even the small measure of limited trade sanctions against the evil
    white empire.

    * Reagan's Secretary of Interior, James Watt, launched a biological
    pogrom against trees. Before he was indicted, the Environmental
    Protection agency became a country club for polluters' lobbyists. Reagan's
    heart told him it wasn't true, but the screeching chain saws said
    otherwise.

    * AIDS was identified in 1981. Reagan's official policy was to hit
    the research snooze button. Our president did not mention nor act on the
    epidemic until 1987 -- 30,000 funerals too late. The gay death toll
    brought glee to Reagan's apocalyptic allies, the mewling mullahs of the
    Christian Right. (But As the Good Book warns, doing unto others has a
    price: the same fruitcake fanatics that slowed AIDS research also
    blocked the stem cell studies that might have saved the dying president from
    the horrors of Alzheimer's.)

    * Reagan politically fathered those rascally Rosemary's Babies of the
    Bush junta: **** Cheney, Ronnie's appropriately titled Whip in
    Congress; Paul Wolfowitz, the kind of Dr. Strangelove that scares even Henry
    Kissinger; John Poindexter, convicted of abetting Contra terrorists
    while in the Reagan White House, later Bush's first Total Information
    Awareness chieftain; and Reagan Treasury Secretary James Baker, who tried
    his damnedest to bankrupt America for Ron, and now, from his Bush White
    House office, is doing the same for Iraq as "special advisor" to the
    conquered nation.

    But there can be no more dangerous creature to have burbled out of the
    Reagan Frankenstein factory than his Cold War comrade, Osama bin Laden.

    In November 2001, with my BBC television and Guardian newspaper
    colleagues, I reported that, during the Reagan presidency, a US embassy
    official in Saudi Arabia was, in his own words, "repeatedly ordered by
    high-level State Department officials to issue visas to unqualified
    applicants."

    Sounds icky but not too notable until you learn the identities of these
    "applicants." They claimed to be engineering students who, when
    queried as to what school they attended, answered they "could not remember."
    They didn't have to. The unlikely "engineers" had little helpers in
    the Reagan Administration.

    After investigation, the career diplomat, attorney Michael Springmann,
    learned they were, "recruits, rounded up by Osama bin Laden, to [bring
    to] the United States for terrorist training by the CIA. They would
    then be returned to Afghanistan to fight against the then-Soviets."

    Uh, oh. They returned to Afghanistan all right. But terrorists are
    like homing pigeons -- they have a bad habit of coming home to roost. In
    spook-world, it's known as "blow back." The Reagan-bin Laden killer
    brigade, skilled in such crafts as skinning Russian prisoners alive, blew
    back with a sickening vengeance.

    That story ran world wide at the top of the BBC nightly news -- except
    in the USA where it bounced off the electronic Berlin Wall. Our media
    was careful not to wake America from its nap, to hide the deeply
    disturbing truths behind Grandpa Gipper's grin.

    Ronald Reagan's loss of memory was, undeniably, a great personal
    tragedy. But lost in this week's circus of fakery and fawning for a failed
    president, is the greater national tragedy: America's amnesia, an
    unforgivable forgetting, a great sleep of reason from which we have yet to
    awaken, even after September 11.
     
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    Wow so true.. ALL so TRUE! I like how you lined it up. Good reading and information. All the way to the end. Where you talked about Osama bin Laden ( OBL ) as he is called today.
     
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    THIS IS SO COOL.. BUSH GOT slapped down by REAGAN's SON

    June 15, 2004
    POLITICAL MEMO
    From the The New York Times

    Reaganite by Association? His Family Won't Allow It
    By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

    WASHINGTON, June 14 - As Republicans try to cloak President Bush in the mantle of Ronald Reagan, their biggest obstacle may be Mr. Reagan's own family.

    Read it here. The article is on the right side on this site. The remarks caused jaws to drop in California and Washington. Ron Reagan delivered a eulogy that castigated politicians who use religion "to gain political advantage," a comment that was being interpreted in Washington as a not-so-subtle slap at Mr. Bush.


    http://www.drudgereport.com/
     
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    Thank you Brother AACD for laying out the Reagan legacy in such fine order. A lot of this I was remembering as I watched bits and pieces of his "wake" and all the drama and ceremony that followed as people got caught up in the morbidity of the event and chose to turn a blind eye to the truth. Out of curiousity, how many Black people did you see going through the lines when his body lay in State or in his California Library? Were there some US citizens that were obviously absent from all the sad faces and salty tears? Humph, I wonder if Oliver North was saddened by the death of his commander and chief! Seeing Dan Quayle's face and listening to him speak again was bad enough but it literally turns my stomach to even look at D-i-c-k Cheney and his crew from the Bush institution--oops, I mean administration. How can Colin and Condi willfully be a part of this cesspool? Nothing short of radiation treatment could clean the scum from their bodies after wallowing in Washington with these fleas!

    Queenie :spinstar:
     
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    Thank you. He was nothing more than a bad president and people need to stop acting like he was more than that just because he croaked.
     
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