Saturday, October 21, 2006

Ted Kennedy offered to help USSR beat Reagan in his bid for re-election in 1984

This is unbelievable. Thanks to Allah for posting it.

There’s a new book on Ronald Reagan making the rounds, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. Its author, Paul Kengor, unearthed a sensational document from the Soviet archives. That document is a memo regarding an offer made by Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts via former Senator John Tunney, both Democrats, to the General Secretary of the Communist Party, USSR, Yuri Andropov, in 1983. The offer was to help the Soviet leadership, military and civilian, conduct a PR campaign in the United States as President Ronald Reagan sought re-election. The goal of the PR campaign would be to cast President Reagan as a warmonger, the Soviets as willing to peacefully co-exist, and thereby turn the electorate away from Reagan. It was a plan to enlist Soviet help, and use the American press, in unseating an American president.

Think about that.

Think about that indeed. I read it and reread it, and I still can't wrap my head around how a US citizen could hate someone so much as to enlist the help of the enemy, an enemy who made no bones about the fact that they wanted to nuke us, in an effort that would undoubtedly change the United States irrevocably. Hate is the only reasoning I can come up with, it's so mind boggling.

I can't imagine the opposite happening... Republicans conspiring with al Qaeda or North Korea to get themselves elected (despite the popularity of such Rovian plots from the bowels of the nutter leftwing loonies). But, and I'm not saying it is, if such a plot were true, Americans would be absolutely furious, and you'd see a landslide win for the Democrats.

So what will happen to the Democrats over this.

Who wants to bet nothing?

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