June 07, 2010
Lovable Old Gipper’s Folk Wisdom Saves World

Reagan’s national security adviser, Richard V. Allen remembers Israel’s 1981 air strike on the nuclear reactor under construction in Iraq:

In what seemed an eternity but was only two minutes or so, President Reagan was on the line, a slight note of irritation in his voice: “Yes, Dick, what is it?” I quickly recited what happened, and he asked me to repeat the message. After pausing for a few seconds, he asked, “Why do you suppose they did that?” My answer was something to the effect that the Israelis clearly did not want that reactor to become operational.

He went silent, and the phone line again filled with the churning of the copter. With characteristic aplomb, he suddenly asked: “Well, you know what?” I said, “What, Mr. President?” His retort was classic: “Boys will be boys!”


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at June 07, 2010 01:40 PM
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I quit voting when Bonzo's buddy was elected President. I had actually forgotten just how terrible of a president that I thought he was.

Posted by: evil is evil on June 8, 2010 3:04 PM
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