12 November 2007

Reagan Redux Ruduxed

Paul Krugman recalls some "innocent mistakes" by the popularly and profoundly overrated President.


5chw4r7z said...

In 1996 Bill Clinton approved the export of radiation hardened chip sets to China. The specialized chips are necessary for fighting a nuclear war.
This happened after hefty donations from Chinese nationals John Huang, Charlie "Yah-Lin" Trie and Johnny Chung.

An innocent mistake I'm sure.

At least Reagan never compromised the security of our country, and maybe he was racist, but he never compromised his principals over money. Maybe that’s why some people have it out for him. That and he was against mostly liberal type programs. But if those few things are the worst you can say about a president, I'd say he comes out looking pretty good.

Mark said...

"Reagan never compromised the security of our country"

Cough, Iraq, cough.

"he never compromised his principals over money"

A brief review of "deregulation" may be in order.

To his credit, the Reagan administration did make a sincere effort to control the open flow of technology to the Mideast but this was locking the gate after the horses were loose. (Even if you're a Reagan fan, read up on the Bull/Israeli incident.)

Clinton's actions with China show that he was foolish at best, a traitor at worst. Still we haven't had a single war with China, as opposed to the two we've had with Reagan's cronies.

By your own standards, while Clinton was a miserable dog, Reagan was worse.

(Again, in fairness, Reagan never was responsible for anything like the bombing in Sudan which by my standards would put Reagan on top.)