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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson
When Barack Obama became president of the United States, he swore an oath to "preserve, protect and defend our Constitution." Unfortunately, evidence has accumulated ever since that he feels no obligation to honor his commitment.
When Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, he inherited a broken all-volunteer military force, still reeling from the traumas of the post-Vietnam era. When he left the White House eight years later, he left the nation a well-equipped, highly professional military on which the country has depended for three decades.
Former dissidents from around the world feted the fall of communism in their countries amid a vivid display of American patriotism Tuesday night.