Long Distance Dedication

You may not believe in kharma or whatever, but man sometimes coincidence is just too much. The first song in my randomized playlist when I finally dragged my butt off the couch to the computer this afternoon was this:

The Ramones – Bonzo Goes to Bitburg

The more I am reminded of the legacy of Ronald Reagan by the endless tributes, the more I remember that he was the first politician I came to loathe. I’m sorry, but it was the Reagan Administration putting its blind determination to oppose the Soviets ahead of all logic that lead directly to 3,000 people being killed on September 11, 2001. Or are you still that naive to think that arming and training Osama bin Laden was a good idea?

You can call this speaking ill of the dead or unpatriotic or liberal lefty whacko whatever, but can you really argue the facts? I always try to see both sides of a debate, and I can only come up with a couple of counter-arguments:

“We were at war with godless Commies. We had to make them leave Afghanistan.”
Why? So the Taliban could take over? Smooth move that one.

“Well, we couldn’t have known they’d turn on us.”
Bull shit! We used the same “foreign terrorists” in Afghanistan that we now decry in Iraq. They’re the same damned group of Arab militants from Egypt, Pakistan, Syria and Saudi Arabia that hop around from conflict to conflict in the Middle East. Either we overlooked their terrorist leanings or were criminally stupid. Or both.

Force me to relive the legacy of Ronald Reagan, if you must. But don’t gloss over the truth while you’re at it. Ronald Reagan did not tell Osama bin Laden to destroy the World Trade Center. But he handed him a loaded gun and pointed him there.

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12 Responses to Long Distance Dedication

  1. Kat says:

    *clap clap*
    Feel better soon.

  2. Linkmeister says:

    I’m gonna have to listen to music all week; the TV is gonna be full of eulogies for the man, and I can only take so much.

    He wasn’t Mother Teresa, all you executive producers out there; he really wasn’t.

  3. Ric The Schmuck says:

    I like it when you get all feisty..

    Must be getting over that cold, huh? Good. ’bout damn time.

  4. Thudfactor says:

    The passing of Ronald

    Breaking news: Reagan still dead.

    It’s been pretty interesting reading people’s reactions to the death of Ronald Reagan. Especially those written by people who don’t of

  5. Fatmouse says:

    Communism is directly responsible for the deaths of over 100 MILLION people. How many more needed to die before you were ready to wake up?

  6. Amos says:

    “arming and training Osama bin Laden”

    We also gave aid to Stalin during World War II.

    Why? Try THINKING very hard.

    You stupid, stupid man. We now see the face of the Left, and it is hideous.

  7. Solonor says:

    What you’re telling me is that our support of Stalin when we were fighting for our lives in WW2 is equivalent to the idea of arming and training foreign terrorists to fight a dying Soviet Union in Afghanistan for no good reason? I’m sorry, but I don’t share that opinion.

    In fact, if there were an option in WW2 other than supporting a regime “directly responsible for the deaths of over 100 MILLION people,” we should have taken it. But there wasn’t. We did what we had to do. Using that as an excuse for supporting other evil regimes or terrorist organizations is wrong.

  8. John says:

    Oh, and because our plan worked *so well* in the Stalin Vs. Hitler conflict, that justifies using the same tacticts in an entirely different conflict? Oh. And it worked so well in Cuba, too, if I remember correctly.

  9. Scott says:

    Ignore the idiots, Solly. You said it beautifully.

    Hell, I bet I could infuriate people if they read the link I posted in your D-Day post… it lays the laurels of victory in WWII on the shoulders of the Soviets.

    Anyone who says otherwise has no knowledge of the war outside of textbooks, Saving Private Ryan, and Band of Brothers — the latter two great works, but flawed in a sense as they only tell part of the story.

  10. chari says:

    Great post, Solonor. 🙂

    Don’t worry about the right-wingers. You’re hearing their death rattle.

  11. domino says:

    Ronald Reagan was the first president I ever voted for. In 1984 I was 20 and cast my first ever vote in an election. Let me first say, I classify myself as a conservative liberal, or a liberal conservative, whichever mood I

  12. Ric The Schmuck says:

    I knew there was a reason we get along so well, Domino. Nicely stated.

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