Praise for a 'moderate' Republican from an unusual source

A couple of years ago Paul Kengor wrote in the American Thinker of a certain confidential offer former Senator Ted Kennedy made to the Soviet Union in 1983. In secret, Sen. Kennedy offered to help the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union fight President Ronald Reagan. The total affair is fairly involved, but you can read Kengor's article here, my comments on it here, and the contents of the original Soviet file here. Some of the things that struck me about Kennedy's offer to the Soviets were the names he mentioned -- those who might help the Soviets push Reagan out of office. Some names might not be surprising: Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters. But there was another name. "Kennedy thinks the benefits of a meeting with Y.V.Andropov will be enhanced if he could also invite one of the well known Republican senators, for example, Mark Hatfield.  Such a meeting will have a strong impact on American and political circles in the USA....(Read Full Post)

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