Saturday, June 19, 2010
Reagan, Iran and Republican impunityRobert Parry reminds us of the long-term consequences of St. Ronald Reagan's shady deals with Iran in The Tricky October Surprise Report Consortium News 06/17/2010:
The significance of Reagan’s victory on modern American history can hardly be overstated. For instance, while Carter wanted to use his second term to press for U.S. energy independence and to secure a lasting Middle East peace, Reagan had little use for such policies and instead pushed through an anti-government agenda of tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation of corporations.As Perry explains, the famous bipartisanship Democrat, former Congressman Lee Hamilton, played an important role in constructing that dubious record of achievement. The kind of "bipartisanship" that allows Republican officials to break the law with impunity is a very bad thing.
Tags: iran-contra, ronald reagan
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