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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Andrew Coffin
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Top administration officials said the speech was all wrong. Too provocative, said the National Security Council. Too tough, said the State Department.
The ranch's remote location in the Santa Ynez Mountains and YAF's desire to preserve its historic condition — with just a 1,500-square-foot adobe house — led the organization to seek a nearby facility for offices, classrooms, a theater and a museum, Mr. Coffin explained.
"The speech itself is such a great demonstration of presidential leadership," Mr. Coffin said. "President Reagan wasn't afraid to stay committed to what he believed."