Blame Sharing: Reagan Accuses Congress

Reagan accuses Congress ft I f there is to be blame, it properly rests I here in this office and with this President." So said Ronald Reagan last December, in accepting responsibility for the terrorist car-bomb attack on U.S. Marine headquarters in Lebanon that claimed 241 American lives and, ultimately, forced a U.S. withdrawal from Lebanon. Yet last week, on two occasions, the President chose to amend that judgment radically and somewhat petulantly, blaming Congress for the most serious U.S. foreign policy failure of his Administration. Reagan also faulted the Legislative Branch on its performance in other foreign policy issues, including...

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