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  •  Oh, yes, I remember (5+ / 0-)
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    Bensdad, Icicle68, ColoTim, dougymi, PinHole

    When our Marines, sent to Lebanon on a multinational peacekeeping mission with the consent of the United States Congress, were murdered in their sleep, the "blame America first crowd" didn't blame the terrorists who murdered the Marines, they blamed the United States.

    But then, they always blame America first

    And remember Ronnie's excursion into the Banana Republic of Grenada -- a not-that-well-executed operation itself, as I recall -- to draw attention away from the debacle in Lebanon?  And then there was the fact that before the barracks bombing, there had already been a couple of suicide bomb attacks on our embassy in Beirut, including fatalities, and Cap Weinberger urged Reagan to get the Marines out of the area out of security concerns, which Reagan disregarded.

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