The Best of Notable Quotables; December 25, 1989
Table of Contents:
- The Best of Notable Quotables; December 25, 1989
- Silliest Analysis
- Good News Is Bad News
- The Economy
- Blame America First
- Media Hero
- Foreign Affairs
- Joe Isuzu
- Damn Conservatives
- American Politics
- Most Honest Confession
- Real Ronald Reagan
- Real Jimmy Carter
- No Agenda Here
- Walter Mondale Award
- Most Insane Comparison
- Quote of the Year
Which Way Is It? Foreign Affairs
"These days Cuba doesn’t count for nearly as much in the Soviet military scheme of things....Much of the equipment...is old and obsolete. Although with its militia the Cuban armed forces are the largest in Latin America, this Soviet weaponry is years behind the times."
-- ABC’s Richard Threlkeld on World News Tonight, April 3.
"The Soviets have spent billions of dollars keeping Fidel Castro supplied....The equipment, the best the Soviet Union can supply....Fidel Castro still believes in the Mao adage that power comes from the barrel of a gun. And his island bristles with some of the most modern, such as these advanced MiG 23s."
-- Reporter Barry Petersen on the CBS Evening
News, same night.
“Supposedly neutral tribunal stacked to favor Sandinistas”
-- Washington Times, June 9
“Managua Forms Election Panel Containing Opposition Members”
-- Washington Post, same day
"U.S. officials in Moscow said today they have been unable to determine, after meetings with patients in Soviet mental hospitals, whether they are being held because of their political beliefs."
-- NBC Nightly News
Anchor Connie Chung, March 11.
“U.S. PSYCHIATRISTS FAULT SOVIET UNITS: Team Finds Inmates Are Still Held for Political Reasons”
-- New York Times, next morning