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Ken Adelman: I did feel proud of working with Reagan. And when he signed the only nuclear arms control agreement that eliminated an entire class of. . .. The IMF treaty .... And .... nice accomplishment. Like I say, 93% of the credit of that treaty goes to Ron Reagan. He’s the guy. And the rest of us advisors, we fell in that 7%. But of that 7%, I had . . . . And it was fun to be part of a . . . like that that did such good. Now he will never give credit, because the liberals were talking about arms control all the time. They never said, “Well what was the president . . . who was the president who really gave us the best arms control agreement in history?” They’ll never ask that question. They’ll say, “Reagan was such a right-wing blah, blah, blah,” like that. So it was such a disconnect between the accomplishment that Reagan had and, you know, the conservative bug-a-boo that most intellectuals . . .to tell you the truth. Not just, you know, liberals, but most intellectuals feel that, “Oh my gosh. These other liberal presidents were doing so much more,” which is not true. Reagan brought home on the bacon and . . .

Recorded on: 7/2/07

 

 

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