Nation: Kennedy Makes a Goof

His attack on the Shah brings charges of misjudgment

It was the final interview of a long, exhausting day of campaigning by Senator Edward Kennedy. Reporter Rollin Post of KRON-TV in San Francisco was trying to draw him out on Iran without much success. For a parting shot, Post asked Kennedy what his reaction was to Ronald Reagan's argument that the Shah should be allowed to stay in the U.S. because he had been a loyal friend. Kennedy answered with an emotional attack on the Shah, who, he claimed, "ran one of the most violent...

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