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RandySF

(63,060 posts)
Sun Dec 8, 2013, 04:54 PM Dec 2013

Baker: Reagan Regretted Veto Of Sanctions Against South Africa

Former Secretary of State James Baker on Sunday said he was "certain" that President Ronald Reagan regretted his decision to veto sanctions against South Africa during Apartheid.

"I'm sure he did regret it," Baker said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "In fact I'm certain that he did."

He said that Reagan later worked to end Apartheid in South Africa.

"Once that happened and control of South African policy passed to the Congress, President Reagan was really determined to … meet with the black leaders of South Africa and deal with the problems of Apartheid. And he was able to do so," Baker said.

Baker, who met Nelson Mandela, called the leader an "extraordinarily beautiful human being."

"He had an enduring and endearing presence of dignity that I don't think I've seen on any other person," he said. "How many people forgive their captors when they've been imprisoned for 27 years?"

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/baker-reagan-regretted-veto-of-sanctions-against-south-africa

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Baker: Reagan Regretted Veto Of Sanctions Against South Africa (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
Apparently Baker wasn't sure malaise Dec 2013 #1
Any DU'er that believes Baker, please private message me... DonViejo Dec 2013 #2
Bullshit. Iggo Dec 2013 #3
The full quote is worthwhile. Baker does not say he regretting vetoing because it was the wrong Mass Dec 2013 #4
Yes - only after the fact when the veto was overridden. yellowcanine Dec 2013 #6
I knew there had to be more. MuseRider Dec 2013 #8
And this is worth what now???? NOTHING yellowcanine Dec 2013 #5
Another revisionist RW Asshole heard from.... lastlib Dec 2013 #7
BS ZRT2209 Dec 2013 #9
RayGun was one of the most racially antagonistic presidents since Andrew Johnson uponit7771 Dec 2013 #10

Mass

(27,315 posts)
4. The full quote is worthwhile. Baker does not say he regretting vetoing because it was the wrong
Sun Dec 8, 2013, 05:14 PM
Dec 2013

thing to do. He linked the regret to the fact tit was the only time his veto was overridden.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2013/12/baker-reagan-regret-over-south-africa-veto-179107.html

"I'm sure he did regret it, Bob, in fact, I'm certain that he did," Baker told host Bob Schieffer on CBS's "Face the Nation". "It was after all, I think, the only time a veto of his had been overridden in two terms. And so, certainly, he regretted it."

yellowcanine

(35,758 posts)
6. Yes - only after the fact when the veto was overridden.
Sun Dec 8, 2013, 05:19 PM
Dec 2013

That kind or regret isn't worth a bucket of warm piss.

MuseRider

(34,277 posts)
8. I knew there had to be more.
Sun Dec 8, 2013, 05:22 PM
Dec 2013

Thanks for saving me the time to go look for the qualification. Reagan, he was a shit and a bigot and wanted everyone else who felt that way to feel OK about themselves. He was never concerned about anyone who was different than he was be they black, gay, female, agnostic or other than Christian, or not American. He just nodded his stupid, vacant, nasty old head and pretended to be your beloved addled old Uncle and people voted for him. AND they would do it again in amazing, huge numbers.

lastlib

(23,791 posts)
7. Another revisionist RW Asshole heard from....
Sun Dec 8, 2013, 05:20 PM
Dec 2013

...and hopefully ignored as a blatant liar that he is.

(I thought I saw James Baker this morning--floating in my toilet. I flushed it as fast as I could to keep him from climbing out.)

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