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  •  Before and during the second inaugural... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...Iran was getting arms thanks to President Reagan's administration. Support of Iraq doesn't undo that. In late 1985 and 1986, Iran shouldn't have been afraid of Reagan because of support of Iraq, given that his administration was assisting them beyond their wildest dreams in fighting off Iraqi tanks.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 10:52:24 AM PST

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    •  From everything I've seen, the Reagan (0+ / 0-)

      administration's support for Iraq was much more substantial than for Iran during that era.

      Indeed, how else could have Iraq fought Iran to a veritable standstill?

      To me, if somebody claims to be my friend/ally and then at the same time is supporting my mortal enemy to a greater degree - I'd be afraid, very afraid of them.  You know, what with the inherent treachery and all.

      But you seem to feel quite differently. I don't understand why, but whatever.  

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