Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Obama Refuses to Admit US Won Cold War

While in Russia, President Obama was asked by Major Garrett if we won the cold war. President Obama refused to say we did. Is he afraid of offending the Russians or is he trying to deny the role Ronald Reagen had in that victory?

From the video:
Major Garrett: In your speech this morning you said the Cold War reached its conclusion because of the actions of many nations that were made by many nations over many years. Mr. President are the Russian sensitivities so fragile that you can't say that the Cold War was won, the West won it and it was led by a combination of democratic and Republican presidents?

Barack Obama: There were a whole bunch of people around Eastern Europe who showed enormous courage (like the Iranians today?) and... uh, I think that it is very important in this part of the world to acknowledge the degree to which people struggled for their own freedom. We don't have to diminish other people in order to recognize our role in that history.

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