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  •  exactly 20 years ago Obama would have been to (4+ / 0-)

    the right or Reagan on fiscal matters. Quite possibly on military intervention as well, though clearly that is purely speculation on my part.

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    by polticoscott on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 06:21:54 AM PST

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    •  Reagan retreated from Lebanon in 1983 (5+ / 0-)

      After 500+ US Marines were killed by a truck bomb near Beirut Reagan and his sec. of State George Schultz had enough sense to pull out almost immediately. There was almost no criticism for leaving a bad situation. Maybe because Reagan was GOP the media didn't question his courage or patriotism for bugging out. Obama fears he will look weak if he pulls out of the hopeless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but actually his refusal to pull out shows he actually may be too weak to lead. I predict his fear that General Petreaus will be the GOP nominee will be realized precisely because he looks weak doubling down on a war policy he knows can't succeed.

      Cities are good for the environment

      by citydem on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 07:48:46 AM PST

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