Talk:Ronald Reagan

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 Definition (1911–2004) 40th President of the United States, Republican. [d] [e]

I've started work on this major article. I prepared the Bibliography originally for Wikipedia. Richard Jensen 11:35, 5 April 2007 (CDT)

Please leave this notice at the top of the article. So, Dr. Jensen, we aren't using any part of the WP article that you haven't written? --Larry Sanger 12:01, 5 April 2007 (CDT)

correct. Richard Jensen 12:33, 5 April 2007 (CDT)

I've got some questions about the Iran-Contra section. It seems to make a lot of statements about Reagan's state of mind and knowledge that aren't easily supported. I also believe the statement "No Reagan official was charged with illegal behavior in Iran-Contra; some were charged with cover-up afterwards, but those charges were reversed on appeal" is false. I could be wrong, but it was my recollection that Elliott Abrams, for one, was charged with multiple felonies, and convicted of a couple misdemeanors. I don't think the charges were reversed, and I don't think he was the only one. I do think Poindexter's conviction was overturned on a technicality. Bernardo Attias 01:38, 10 April 2007 (CDT)

officially, "Abrams pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of withholding information from Congress. Abrams admitted that he withheld from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) in October 1986 his knowledge of North's contra-assistance activities."[1] that is, coverup after the event. Likewise McFarlane pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of withholding information from Congress. So it needs a rephrasing. Thanks Richard Jensen 10:55, 10 April 2007 (CDT)