Russia's determination to expand its foothold in the Western Hemisphere beyond the shores of Cuba was clearly manifested in the attempt to take Grenada.
Reagan's determination to keep the Russians from expanding their imperialism in the Western Hemisphere is clearly manifested in his efforts to remove the Sandinista government of Nicaragua.
Who is right? Which is the nobler cause? What is best for Nicaragua? For Central America? For the Western Hemisphere?
To get the truth we need only to examine the record. Both countries, as allies, conquered other nations during World War II and controlled their postwar life, liberty and welfare. So, let's ask ourselves, are the people of West Germany better off than the East Germans? Are the people of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands happier than the Estonians, Lithuanians and the Latvians, if there are any left? Are the Japanese better off than the Polish or the Czechs?
Are Russia and the Communist-controlled Afghan government murdering thousands upon thousands of Afghans? Or is this all propaganda?
Are Communist leaders or any of their hundreds of technicians starving to death in Ethiopia? Or is it only the thousands upon thousands of Ethiopians who need to be removed so that the Communist leaders can consolidate their power in this militarily strategic country.