News from America's Survival

February 7th, 2011 at 7:33 pm EDT

Cliff Kincaid
America's Survival, Inc.

Happy Birthday President Reagan.

As I told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last year, with Reagan we had a president who was an anti-communist.  We also knew for sure he was born in the United States.

I heard Reagan speak at CPAC. I was in Washington, D.C. at the time, documenting the anti-Reagan media bias for Accuracy in Media and other groups. Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post said that covering the Iran-Contra affair was as much fun as Watergate. He thought they’d nail – and bring down -- another Republican president. The sharks smelled blood in the water.

The photo above is when I met Reagan at a White House Christmas party and presented him with a button that AIM had made up showing a shark with a big “X” on it. I gave it to Reagan, he laughed, and he told wife Nancy: “That means ‘no.’”

In the end, of course, they didn’t nail Reagan on Iran-Contra. The sharks had to feed on lesser prey. Reagan didn’t have the details about the arms deals with Iran and the Nicaraguan freedom fighters, the Contras, and National Security Council staff member Oliver North and others took the fall. The Iran part of it was designed to free American hostages in the Middle East. It worked for a while. The Contra part was designed to keep the resistance alive while the liberal Congress, led by Senator John Kerry, tried to destroy it. Reagan, North and the freedom fighters ultimately prevailed.

Remember that reporters at the time, such as Karen DeYoung of the Washington Post, said journalists regarded left-wing groups in Central America as the “good guys.” This included the Nicaraguan Communist Sandinistas, who seized power in 1979 with the help of then-President Jimmy Carter, and the communist guerrillas in neighboring El Salvador. Reagan opposed these groups. His policy of supporting the Nicaraguan freedom fighters, or Contras, resulted in the demise of these and other anti-American terrorists movements in the region.

Carter and Reagan are gone, and now we are saddled with Barack Obama, whose birth is still a mystery but whose polices are not. He is on the side of Marxism and revolutionary Islam. The communists are once again a major threat in Latin America and the radical Islamists are a threat in the Middle East, about to topple the Mubarak government in Egypt. If they succeed, the Muslim Brotherhood will funnel arms to Hamas in Gaza, putting more military pressure on Israel. The Jewish state will be forced to defend itself and we may see total war in the Middle East.

There’s still time to salvage our nation and our allies. Please go to our home page at and get the latest. I have posted several new items today. Help us spread the word.

Email me at with any comments and questions. I will be at this week’s CPAC in D.C. at several events, some of them sponsored by Accuracy in Media. I hope to see you there.

For America's Survival,


Cliff Kincaid, President

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