‘Listening to Jeb Bush and the rest of the Republican field of candidates for president speak out against President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, I wonder: perhaps Jeb should be told about what his daddy did when he was vice president; perhaps Senator Ted Cruz should be told about what his hero Ronald Reagan did for Iran.’ Scott Galindez.
Many believe, as I do, that the Reagan administration, with Vice President George H.W. Bush, formerly director of the CIA, promised Iran weapons if they held American hostages until after the 1980 election. It is not in dispute that the Reagan administration sold weapons to Iran, only the motive is in dispute – but would even that be in dispute in today’s 24/7 media environment?
Thousands of Saudi documents recently released by WikiLeaks detail an extensive government apparatus dedicated in recent years to undermining Shiite Iran while spreading Saudi Arabia’s strict version of Sunni Islam.
While the documents show no Saudi support for militant activity, critics say the kingdom’s campaign against Shiites and promotion of a strict form of Islam has diminished pluralism in thrganizations around the