Skip to comments.KGB Helped Mondale in 1984 Presidential Race
Posted on 11/04/2002 9:28:48 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
Walter Mondale was the KGB's favorite presidential candidate when he ran against Ronald Reagan in 1984, long secret Soviet files reveal.
Mondale, now the Democrat's retread candidate for the U.S. Senate to replace the late Paul Wellstone got a lot of help from the Soviet KGB when he ran against Reagan, who the KGB's Kremlin bosses feared and were determined to beat, says author Peter Schweizer.
Schweizer is the author of the new best selling book "Reagan's War."
He reveals that the KGB ran a disinformation campaign in their covert efforts to influence the media and secure the election for the liberal Mondale.
KGB residencies outside the United States were ordered to do whatever they could to discredit Reagan.
"According to KGB documents from the Mitrokhin Archive, the largest collection of KGB documents available in the West, and KGB defector Oleg Gordievsky, the KGB decided on February 25, 1983 to do what it could to defeat Reagan," Schweizer told NewsMax.com.
KGB officers listed five active measures to be used to discredit Reagan and benefit Mondale: attack Reagan's alleged "militarist adventurism; his personal responsibility for the arms race; his support for repressive regimes around the world; his efforts to destroy the so-called "national liberation movements;" and his hard-line over missiles in Europe.
All of these allegations were standard issues for the liberal media and appeasement-minded left-wing Democrats during the Reagan years, and fit right in with Mondales criticisms of the president.
In a TV commercial, for example, Mondale fell right in line with the KGBs charge that Reagan was responsible for the arms race.
Said Mondale "Our hopes for tomorrow depend on halting the arms race, but the race goes on."
In a radio address on October 20th, 1984, President Reagan attacked Mondale for his views on the Soviet Union.
Said Reagan: "What troubles me most is how little he seems to have learned about the dangers of weakness and naive thinking. I don't question his patriotism; I do question his judgment. In 1968 he said that the days of Soviet suppression by force were over. Then, the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia.
"But he didn't learn. He voted against American military strength during the 1970s, even as the Soviets were embarking upon the most massive military buildup in history.
"After the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Mr. Mondale still hadn't learned. He said, 'I cannot understand. It just baffles me why the Soviets these last few years have behaved as they have. And why do they have to build up all those arms?'
"Well, today he still advocates unilateral cuts in important weapons systems, still argues for a freeze, which his own running mate admits is not fully verifiable and Mr. Carter's former national security adviser describes as a hoax.
"Senator Glenn, a Democrat, has warned that Walter Mondale's defense policies would emasculate America. Senator Hollings, a Democrat, said, Walter Mondale thinks the Soviet Union would never violate an arms agreement. I think he's naïve.'"
On domestic policy, Schweizer reported, the KGB tried to spread word that Reagan was a racist, his administration was corrupt, and that he was a flunky of the military-industrial complex.
"Many of these criticisms mirrored those that Mondale made in his campaign," the author told NewsMax.com.
For example, Mondale claimed that Reagan had "ceded the moral high ground to the Soviets" because of his hard line foreign policy positions - the very policies that finally brought the evil empire crashing down.
The Soviet Union is out of business, no thanks to Mr. Mondale.
Now, Mondale is the great hope of the Democrats in Minnesota. Why? He was so terribly wrong before, why should he be rewarded with a seat in the U.S. Senate.
If Mondale had won the presidency in 1984, I guarantee you there would still be a Soviet Union. There'd be a Soviet base in Nicaragua - and who knows what would be going on in Afghanistan. There would never have been a Gorbachev, who was only put in to have someone friendly to deal with the "cowboy" Reagan. In one debate with Ronaldus Magnus, which you can watch below, Mondull said that we could never get ahead of the Soviet Union.
The American people proved him wrong by bankrupting that foe, and the result is a Russian Federation today that is selling us oil and supporting us in the war on terrorism."
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