Think Again: Ronald Reagan wasn’t the warhound his conservative followers would have you think
“Ronald Reagan Was the Ultimate Hawk.”
Not so much. These days, virtually every time someone on the American right bashes President Barack Obama for kowtowing to dictators or failing to shout that we’re at war, they light a votive candle to Ronald Reagan…
…Today’s conservatives have conjured a mythic Reagan who never compromised with America’s enemies and never shrank from a fight. But the real Reagan did both those things, often. In fact, they were a big part of his success.