Saturday, December 08, 2007

Of Guliani, Honegger and "Standing Up To Terrorism"

Does anyone remember the Iran/Contra hearing and Barbara Honegger? She's been on my mind lately because of the Guliani television advertisements about the 1981 release of the Iran hostages after 444 days. Guliani is using that little episode in history to make Reagan out to be a badass who the Iranians were so afraid of, they released the hostages a mere one hour after Ronnie was sworn in as president.

This is a total, absolute and complete "misremembering" of those days. And before I get into all that, I'm just curious if anyone else remembers those heady days.

Honegger, pictured in a tiny photograph up there on the right, was
a member of the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign team and Reagan White House policy analyst. She and others allege that the Reagan-Bush campaign negotiated with Iran to delay the release of American hostages until after the Presidential election, and that arms sales to Iran were a part of that bargain. Interesting, eh? More on that later. If there is any justice, Guliani will pay for bringing that episode up again and attempting to cast it in a positive light for the Republicans, and Reagan.

Someone in power...with influence...please notice!

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