Friday, October 20, 2006

Prof Says Teddy Kennedy Conspired With Soviets Against Reagan

College professor Paul Kengor asserts in his new book, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, that Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) approached the Soviets in 1983 and offered to help them counter then-President Ronald Reagan's foreign policy in order to complicate his re-election efforts.

In his book, which came out this week, Kengor focuses on a KGB letter written at the height of the Cold War that shows that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered to assist Soviet leaders in formulating a public relations strategy to counter President Reagan's foreign policy and to complicate his re-election efforts.

The letter, dated May 14, 1983, was sent from the head of the KGB to Yuri Andropov, who was then General Secretary of the Soviet Union's Communist Party.

In his letter, KGB head Viktor Chebrikov offered Andropov his interpretation of Kennedy's offer. Former U.S. Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) had traveled to Moscow on behalf of Kennedy to seek out a partnership with Andropov and other Soviet officials, Kengor claims in his book.
Kengor compares Kennedy's alleged Cold War treason with the behavior of Democrats today toward the current President and the War on Terror.

Via The Jawa Report.