Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I wrote the following in response to Rand Paul's article on Breitbart (both of whom I have great respect).
Here is a link to his article, RAND PAUL: STOP WARPING REAGAN'S FOREIGN POLICY
Apples & Oranges.
Reagan was only able to meet with Mikal Gorbachev after 3 other Soviet leaders died and after Reagan had committed to massive rearmament of the US military. In the '80's the only war was the cold war. Reagan was able to institute diplomatic solutions because he was bargaining from a position of strength while the Soviets were reeling from the loss of 3 leaders in 3 years. And, their economy was not propped up by oil & gas revenue from Western Europe at the time.