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The Gulf

May 2024
1min read

“What Does History Have to Say about the Persian Gulf?” was both thoughtful and informative. But does the author realize that his conclusion (i.e., he hopes Saddam Hussein will not be saved by politics but will learn the realities of military power) actually is in complete agreement with Ronald Reagan’s? Reagan bashing aside, is the Cold War over because of Reagan miscues? How would the crisis in the Gulf be different if the year was 1979 and the Soviets were a menace and not an ally? If Ronald Reagan were President now, Mr. Smoler and Mr. Reagan could sit down together in joyous harmony on how to solve the Gulf crisis—by military means, of course.

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