Posted 5 years ago on March 7, 2012, 7:42 a.m. EST by bklynsboy
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In 1968, the US was mired in Vietnam rice paddies in another illegitimate, costly war in lives and treasure. Hubert Humphrey, the Democratic Pres. candidate was on the verge of achieving peace. Nixon, the Republican opponent, knew Humphrey would get elected if he stopped the war, so he secretly made a deal with the South Vietnam Pres. stating he'll get a better deal with Nixon if he walked out of the Paris Peace talks. The peace talks failed and Nixon got elected. The war dragged on for 4 more years killing an additional 21,000 GIs, maiming 100,000 more and killing hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese. Hundreds of billions of dollars were additionally spent. Then Watergate.
In 1980 Republican Ronald Reagan made a secret deal with Iran where he sent them arms through Israel if they would return US diplomatic hostages held for 444 days. Jimmy Carter almost gained their release but failed when the Iranians learned of Reagan's secret arms deal. He lost the election to Reagan who lied that Iran surrendered due his threat of force. He also armed Iraq. Republicans believe that myth to THIS DAY.
The truths about the Republican Party of Liars and Traitors must be known.