One of the most troubling alliances over the past 50 years is the one between Reagan and Iran. This relationship came to light during Iran Contra when it was revealed that Reagan sold weapons to Iran to fund terrorist rebels in South America. The most troubling aspect of the relationship was the meetings that members of Reagan's team had with Iranian officials (mostly by proxy) while Carter was still in office. Reagan's team basically said they would "play ball" with Iran (which they did) whereas Carter was treating them as an enemy. This lead to the delayed release of the hostages, and it set the stage for 6 years of back-door negotiations between Reagan & Iran (which came to light during the Iran-Contra trial). Iran is about to topple Obama through the coming gas spike. I have a question. How much do Republicans know about Iran-Contra? After all, Reagan is the father of the New Right. He is arguably one of the two or three most important and respected Conservative presidents in US history. He based his presidency on fighting evil-doers, he was a vocal opponent of terrorism, yet much of his presidency rotated around a partnership with Iran, the leading terrorist state. How much do Republican voters know about Reagan's relationship to Iran? Do they know anything about Reagan's relationship to Hussein? Or the fact that he singled-handedly removed Iraq from the official list of terrorist nations? Why is this part of the Reagan presidency suppressed? It is very easily researched. What don't we know about Iran, Reagan, and electoral politics?