Monday, December 01, 2008

The Problems of US Foreign Policy

While preparing for one of many last classes of the semester in which we will discuss if it is appropriate for social movements to use violence as a legitimate political tactic--I know, great timing-- I found a few videos from 1985.

President Reagan dedicated the Space Shuttle Challenger to the Afghan "Freedom Fighters," those that opposed the Soviet Aggression in Afghanistan.

You can see the video of President Reagan sitting with the Afghan Fighters here.

If anything, I would hope that the Obama administration can alter our foreign policy in a way in which our friends today will not be enemies for the next president in 2012 or 2016.

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