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Lasrick writes: Senator Rand Paul and Governor Rick Perry have been arguing lately through various op/eds over which of them is more like Ronald Reagan when it comes to military intervention. Neither of them seem to have looked very carefully at Reagan's record on the matter. Peter Beinart explains how Reagan's approach would be a disaster in the Middle East, and he looks instead to Presidents Nixon and Roosevelt, two presidents the Republican Party isn't about to consider as role models.
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What would Reagan do in Iraq?

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  • by drjzzz (150299)

    Oh, Reagan would say plenty of rah-rah things about toughing it out and standing up to the bad guys. But once a few hundred marines got killed, he'd cut-and-run like he did in Lebanon.

  • by JustNiz (692889)

    Its not clear to me why either one of them would actually want to be considered most like RR.

    • by Lasrick (2629253)

      Its not clear to me why either one of them would actually want to be considered most like RR.

      Well, yes, good point. Only if one is pandering to the Tea Party, I suppose.

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