Even Reagan in the darkest days of the Cold War would never have done something so provocative.
You are wrong.
May 31, 1988 "MOSCOW President Reagan, in an emotional meeting with a group of Soviet dissidents, challenged the Soviet government Monday to lift all curbs on freedom of religion, stop jailing people for things they say and write, and allow its citizens full freedom of emigration and travel.
In a meeting with Russian churchmen at a Moscow monastery, the President appealed to Soviet authorities to restore thousands of closed churches as places of worship and defied official sensibilities by quoting Nobel Prize-winning Russian novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn, whose writings are banned in the Soviet Union.
That’s because Reagan had class. He may have teased the Russians but deep down he knew that the USSR was deadly serious.
Obama thinks this is all a big game.