Jim Webb Pee'd On Reagan. Now Wants To Use Him.
Called Reagan A Coward And Now Hides Behind Him
By Erick Posted in 2006 — Comments (27) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
We reported earlier that Nancy Reagan is calling on Jim Webb to stop using her husband's image to promote his campaign as a Surrendercrat for the United States Senate.
Let's review, shall we?
After 10 months, Jim Webb resigned as Reagan's Navy Secretary. Webb told the New York Times that he could not "live inside the [Reagan] administration."
In 1988, Jim Webb gave a speech at the National Press Club in which he broke ranks with the Reagan Administration on its very successful policy of dealing with the Soviet Union. While the Reagan administration was pursuing an arms buildup to force the Soviet hand, Webb was out demanding cuts in American military strength in Europe.
Also in 1988, Jim Webb went on record opposing President Reagan's Persian Gulf policy. On April 24, 1988, in the Albany Times Union, Webb wrote an opinion piece highly critical of President Reagan. Webb called the Reagan administration cowardly and also wrote, among other things,
The American Navy has operated with exceptional skill in the Persian Gulf, despite the administration's introduction of an unwieldy and in some cases inappropriate force structure, and despite its hesitance to use its forces as other than diplomatic symbols, floating targets that are invitations to an international incident
Jim Webb opposed the Reagan administration's Soviet policies, policies on Japan, European policies, and Persian Gulf policies. Now he wants to hide behind President Reagan? That's too much. Jim Webb must be defeated.