Saturday, July 19, 2014

Reagan's Response to Russian Shootdown of Plane and Obama's

Compare Obama And Reagan Responses To Shooting Down Of A Plane

[From article]
the president spent a grand total of 38 seconds on the downing of the plane, describing what he knew to have been an atrocity as a “tragedy” that “might” have happened, and then going back to slamming Republicans for refusing to agree with him on infrastructure spending, to joking with his adoring fans, and to suggesting that America needed to stop indulging in what the more traditional among us like to refer to as “politics.”

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Our Callow Commander-in-Chief
Why is insouciance Obama’s first response to international crises?
By Charles C. W. Cooke

Uploaded on Apr 23, 2011
President Reagan's Address to the Nation on the Soviet Attack on a Korean Airliner (KAL 007) on September 5, 1983.

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