Who said Ronald Reagan was 'a useful idiot for Soviet propaganda'

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    Who said Ronald Reagan was 'a useful idiot for Soviet propaganda' and who wrote in 1888 "Four years ago, many people considered Reagan a keeper of the Cold War flame,.. Time flies. For conservatives, Ronald Reagan's foreign policy has produced much surprise, but little delight."


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    Today: I saw little school children on the televison who were at the Reagan Library. These children were being brainwashed. They were asked to repeatedly ape the misunderstood words of Reagan when he asked, as others before him had...to tear down the wall. WTF, indoctrination all over the so called liberal media and nobody is going apeshit over it?
     
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    "Tear down this wall" is misunderstood?
     
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    First--Reagan was nobodies idiot. I msy not agree with his domestic policies, but his Diplomatic abilities and use of politics was exceptional.

    Second, that may be true for conservatives, but not for our nation or the world. In fact, why didn't Reagan win the nobel peace prize? (Considering that Obama won one, should not Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, Yeltsin, Gorbachev and all the anti-communist revolutionary leaders of Eastern Europe have a couple on their bookshelves?)
     
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    Sure. Who exactly was Reagan speaking to? Was he really asking the East German government or the Soviet leader to tear down the wall? Was that a new concept or was he just rephrasing what others leaders from many countries had said before?

    Why was the right so upset with Reagan for being nice to the Soviet leader? Like Reagan's talk about deficits and smaller government, his speach in Berlin was nothing but window dressing: nothing. The right is rewriting history with teh ass-istance of a lazy media.
     
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    Good question. Damn good question.
     
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    Reagan was not the reason the Berlin wall fell?

    and as far as why others win or do not win a Nobel, it is irrelevant to the fact that the Reagan myth is as full of baloney as he was in real life.
     
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    Window dressing LOL.

    Must suck to be so wrong and so publicly too.
     
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    One of the dumbest questions ever raised at USMB. :cuckoo:
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtYdjbpBk6A]YouTube - Reagan at Brandenburg Gate - "tear down this wall"[/ame]

    Watch and learn
     
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    Uhh-ohh!! You have done it now!!​


    Now all the Right wing drones are going to jump on you and exclaim that "Reagan killed communisim with a speech" and other nonsense BS that does not acknowledge all the work that went on behind the scenes nor the situations at the time!!

    All I can say is prepare yourself!! I feel sorry for you.
     

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