March 8, 2012

Reagan and the Iran Hostage Crisis

James Joyner, Outside the Beltway


In his AIPAC speech yesterday, Mitt Romney declared, "I believe the right course is what Ronald Reagan called peace through strength. There's a reason why the Iranians released the hostages on the same day and at the same hour that Reagan was sworn in. As president, I’ll offer that kind of clarity, strength and resolve."

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