Talk:Lebanon

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lebanon is the best.

the best what? Totnesmartin (talk) 10:10, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Reagan[edit]

Look, I'm not a particularly large fan of Reagan, but the sentence "Reagan responded heroically by withdrawing US troops from Lebanon" strikes a decidedly more war-like tone than I'm comfortable with. What would have been the "heroic" thing to do? I think we can strike that last line. ThunderkatzHo! 12:48, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

I think it fits because of the way that Reagan is idolized as a hero by the American right. If it had been Carter that had acted the same way, it would've gone down as a totally chickenshit move -- because it was Reagan, it's conveniently overlooked. P-FosterCan't we talk about this, baby?Moderator 13:01, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps that can be expressed better for the (growing number of) people who weren't alive during those times and might not understand the joke? ThunderkatzHo! 13:03, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
You've heard of Reagan before, right? And Carter? How old are you, anyways? P-FosterCan't we talk about this, baby?Moderator 13:07, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Better? P-FosterCan't we talk about this, baby?Moderator 13:28, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Better. And yes, I know who Reagan and Carter are, but my knowledge is of the presidents' themselves, not of their political climate and interactions with the media. I was born during Bush the Elder's presidency, if that explains anything. Also, American history classes in high school tend to give up after WWII. ThunderkatzHo! 22:11, 8 July 2011 (UTC)