ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Dems Are Not Unpatriotic

Unless you define unpatriotic as trying to sabotage US foreign policy for domestic political gain*...

Kennedy assessed the situation and said “The problem here is the American president [Reagan].”

Earlier this week I interviewed Paul Kengor, author of The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. The book is a fascinating and detailed study of President Reagan’s strategy to defeat the USSR and wreck international Communism.

Among its most sensational aspects is a section detailing the domestic opposition to Reagan’s campaign for re-election in 1984 and his decision to deploy intermediate-range nuclear forces (INFs), Pershing II missiles, into Western Europe to counter the Soviet deployment of nuclear weapons across the Warsaw Pact. Specifically, Kengor includes what is purported to be a translated memo from the KGB archives, dated May 14, 1983, that describes an offer made to the KGB on behalf of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) by former Senator John Tunney (D-CA), a fellow Democrat and close friend of Kennedy’s.

According to the document, Sen. Kennedy offered to help the Soviet leadership mount a media public relations campaign in the United States that would do two things. First, it would convince the American people that the Soviets intended peaceful co-existence with us. Second, it would undermine President Reagan’s efforts to deploy the Pershing IIs and build the Strategic Defense Initiative as well as undermining his national security stances and strategy on a broad basis, which in turn would dent Reagan’s campaign to be re-elected in 1984. In short, Sen. Kennedy was offering to work with USSR General Secretary Yuri Andropov against the President of the United States.

* - Please note that there is no correlation between Kennedy's willingness to assist our mortal enemies during the Cold War and the apparent willingness of the Democratic Party today to respond favorably to the Al-Qaeda media strategy in the War On Terror.

There's just no similarity whatsoever... seriously... I'm being super-cereal here.

Visit HotAir for the interview with Kengor who uncovered Kennedy's treason while researching his book.

Oh, and I think this will allow me to laugh and ridicule any Moonbat who even attempts to assert that the Dems were really on board in defeating the Soviets during the Cold War.

GatewayPundit takes a more holistic and historical view of the Democratic Party and their anti-Americanism.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler