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May 3, 1988
Well, Goodman is at it again, bashing Nixon. The virulence of her leftist bile and bigotry is reminiscent of Pavlov's dogs. It is Goodman and her fellow travelers, thinking with their emotions, who owe Nixon an apology. The anti-war demonstrators and media which demanded we abandon a nation and 55,000 American dead owe Nixon, Americans and the people of Vietnam an apology for the boat people, the murderous Khmer Rouge, and totalitarian communism. Watergate and Dow Chemical's Napalm don't even rank against the terror unleashed by the "peace-loving nation of North Vietnam" and its fellow Cambodian communists.
December 9, 1986
After the forced resignation of President Nixon, communist expansion exploded worldwide. Now we have the specter of the same individuals in the media, Congress and leftist organizations responsible for that catastrophic event, attempting to involve President Reagan in a similar scenario that would inevitably result in another wave of communist conquests. President Reagan, as does President Nixon, understands well the Soviet goal of world domination, and their methods of achieving that end. Simultaneous with the present inquisition a thorough investigation should be made of the motives of those members of Congress who have shown such sympathy and support for the Sandinista government of Nicaragua and comparable antipathy for the Freedom Fighters.
August 7, 1987 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
The heads of more than 40 Muslim nations have consulted with Saudi Arabia and expressed approval of its conduct last week when Iranian extremists apparently sparked a riot in the holy city of Mecca that left more than 400 dead and 600 injured, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said Thursday. At the same time, Secretary of State George P.
June 19, 2011 | Christi Parsons
President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner played five hours of golf together Saturday, emerging with no deals on any of their current conflicts but showing signs that relations between them are cordial. In a bipartisan pairing, Obama and Boehner teamed up and beat Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich in a game that went down to the wire on the 18th hole, according to White House officials, who provided no further details about the level of play.
November 10, 1987 | United Press International
The Administration, arguing today that a federal judge should not force President Reagan to abide by the War Powers Act, said that there is no daily combat in the Persian Gulf to warrant it and that the judiciary has no business in the political question. Responding to a lawsuit filed by 110 congressional Democrats, Justice Department attorney Robert J. Cynkar told U.S. District Judge George H. Revercomb, "There are some questions the court can never consider."
October 20, 1987 | United Press International
The Senate broke a filibuster today against a watered-down version of the War Powers Act that would give lawmakers a vote on Reagan Administration policy in the Persian Gulf. The 67-28 tally, more than enough to pass the bill in a direct vote, put the Senate into no more than 30 hours of debate on a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) and Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.).
September 25, 1986
Anyone with common sense and some knowledge of Latin America has to applaud your editorial (Sept. 12), "No Confidence in Contras." Unfortunately, those who most need to read it--President Reagan and his advisers--will certainly ignore it. Not long ago I visited Washington and, as a retired Foreign Service officer, discussed Central American affairs with a number of knowledgeable officials. It was soon made clear to me that the Reagan Administration's watchword on the Sandinistas is "whatever it takes" to get rid of them.
April 22, 1989
In seeking to rebut Roger Morris' "diatribe" ("While Tittering at Nixon, Don't Underestimate the Web He Wove," Op-Ed Page, March 5), ex-President Nixon's assistant John H. Taylor (letter, April 1) offers a fascinating insight into the Nixonian mentality: "Someday, we as a nation will have to come to terms with what happened in Indochina when American authority was withdrawn." What authority? The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that grew out of Lyndon Johnson's hoax and that Congress later repudiated by passing the War Powers Act?
June 21, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced a bipartisan resolution Tuesday authorizing the continued use of "limited" U.S. military force in Libya, further indication of the growing divide in the GOP overPresident Obama's stance on the War Powers Act and the national security agenda. McCain acknowledged the resolution was not "perfect" but said it reflected a necessary compromise - a position at odds with the Republican-led House, which has rebuked the Obama administration's Libya policy and now is considering a possible halt of funds unless the White House seeks congressional approval for the military operation.
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