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Subject: [Leica] Remembering the Reagan years
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Thu Jun 10 06:26:49 2004

Okay - I am NOT a Reagan admirer - far, far from it; I think he was a
complete disaster but for his uplifting the national spirit, which he
did quite effectively at a time when it needed uplifting. On the other
hand, I think he should have been impeached over Iran Contra. But that
said, I do think that his weapons programs had the effect of forcing the
Soviets to spend themselves into oblivion, and hastened the fall of the
Soviet Union and opening up of Eastern Europe; I don't think he caused
it, mind you, I think he hastened it. At the same time, of course, one
can sensibly argue that were it not for Gorb's basic sanity, the
Soviet's could just as easily responded to their downfall by pushing The
Button, going down in mushroom clouds, taking the Capitalist Warmongers
with them. But they didn't, so history says Reagan is a hero. 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Christopher Williams
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 9:16 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Remembering the Reagan years

One thing I remember about Reagan the most. He spent more of our money
than ever on stupid ass nuclear weapons to show off to the Soviets. Then
the Soviets would show off their nuke's. Then Reagan would show more,
over and over again! Where did this lame ass game get us? Nowhere.

Now into the new century, we learn that the CIA knew that the former
USSR was as broke as hell during the "Cold War" and could barely get
nuclear subs out of their harbours. But yet we had to keep on building
millions of tons of radioactive waste for all us younger generations to
bath in.

Great game to play for so-called "civilized nations".


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Hemenway"
Subject: Re: [Leica] Remembering the Reagan years

> Under Reagan:
> Double digit inflation in the 80s,
> 3 trillion dollar deficit,
> Iran-Contra conspiracy... Poindexter and Liddy.
> Not too mention his abysmal treatment of students in the 60s... 
> helicopters dropping enough CS gas to make everyone projectile vomit.

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