The Discovery Channel says that Ronald Reagan has been chosen as the Greatest American. That's pathetic. I mean, even if you disregard the fact that he was being compared to real statesmen like Jefferson, or Franklin, Reagan was a lying son-of-a-bitch who did far more harm than good in the world. But oh, he was telegenic, and that made everything alright. Death squads. Giving arms to Iranian terrorists. Crawling into bed with Saddam Hussein. Convincing the country that if we can give all of our money and property to the very richest people on earth, we'll see our reward someday. Ronald Reagan said that South- and Central-American death squads were the "moral equivalent of our founding fathers" (when democrats say similar things about insurgents defending their homeland in Iraq or Afghanistan, they are villified by the neocons). Oh, and don't give me that old line about him "winning the cold war." That's one of the neocons' most ridiculous lies. I was there. It didn't happen. And remember, if you fly into Ronald Reagan Airport, that he fired all the air traffic controllers. He had the sense of humor of a Disney cartoon villain.
Here, you want to see some reality about Ronald Reagan? Try these on for size:
Remembering the Dead
Not Even a Hedgehog
Reagan’s Legacy of Lies
CIA's Drug Confession
October Surprise files
Saddam's Old Buddy Reagan
The First Stone
Reagan the Paradigm Shifter
66 Unflattering Things About Reagan
Nobody says it anymore, but I will: REAGAN SUCKED!