January 23, 2006, - 4:50 pm

Important 25th Anniversary: U.S. Hostages Released From Iran; Reagan Inaugurated

By Debbie Schlussel
I almost forgot to recognize a very important anniversary. This past Friday was the 25th anniversary of the release of 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days by Islamic terrorists.
It’s especially important because one of their mad captors is now the mad leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, today. While our State Department claims he was not one of the captors, the surviving hostages, today, remember him. And I believe them. Not the liars and enablers at the State Department who are most often America’s enemies fondest allies.

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Times Haven’t Changed:

U.S. Hostages in Iran Released 25 Years Ago Last Friday

When the hostages were released, they were shown video highlights of what they missed in America while they were being held hostage. Many said that the most touching highlight was the victory of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team over the Communist Soviet Union, leading to an Olympic Gold Medal.
January 20, 1981 was also a great day in American history for another reason: Ronald Reagan–the greatest U.S. President in my lifetime–was sworn into office. I was only in elementary school, but I helped my father campaign for him, and it was the seed that planted my burgeoning conservative activism. Meeting President Reagan at the White House, a few years later, was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
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4 Responses

I was only a kid during this time but it has left a mark on me none the less. I am glad you have brought this to peoples attention. I am also confused as to how anyone gives this many any credence in world issues, he is obviously in a world of his own.
Raymond B
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raymondb.voteswagon.com on January 23, 2006 at 8:02 pm

We sure haven’t had a leader as good as he was ever since. I was just a little kid when he braved a snake pit that was Congress (not to mention the media) without losing his temper and managed to bring down the Soviet Union and liberate Eastern Europe, but even then I knew he was something special. Ronald Reagan will be dearly missed.

KnightoftheImpaler on January 23, 2006 at 9:54 pm

He and Nancy made a regal couple, old school Hollywood, very glamorous. The and Nancy came in and sat behind me at a Bel Air Presbyterian service. I was just a visitor, but it made an impression. He treated my dad nicely, too. Reminds me, I have to find that picture somewhere.
I know this is going to get people going, but Nixon was one of the greatest Presidents ever. The man was on the cover of Time magazine 54 times! I remember when he promised to bring the troops in Vietnam back (he didn’t say when). He delivered, your sensitive to those promises when you father is “over there”.
So he went a little insane towards the end, you didn’t push Americans around on his watch.

code7 on January 23, 2006 at 11:23 pm

Debbie, in case you haven’t already seen it, you might enjoy this remembrance of meeting Reagan by a blogger who was crew surgeon on the Challenger mission:
<a http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2006/01/ronald-reagan-personal-recollection.html

photoncourier.blogspot.com on January 24, 2006 at 10:17 pm

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