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HamdenRice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:28 PM
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41. Reagan didn't get away with it
This was a period when there were still decent Republicans in Congress. Reagan vetoed sanctions, and then the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committe, Dick Lugar (still a moderate Republican in the Senate) gave an amazing speech and convinced the Republican controlled Congress -- an alliance of Democrats and moderate Republicans) -- to override the veto. The next day practically, SA had a financial crisis and the decent New York bankers, led by ironically David Rockefeller, refused to roll over their loans. That was the beginning of the end. They could not continue on their path of increasing apartheid.

I remember watching this all take place in a conference room at the Ford Foundation.
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