For the young among you who haven't learned history and thus might unwittingly or even wittingly repeat it, St. Ronald Wilson Raygun, a minor B list Prez ruling in a time of change held strong anti-terror views--until of course he needed money for his terrorists--the Nicaraugan Contras--so St Ronnie sold US weapons to still other terrorists in Iran.
Therein lies a lesson how checks and balances of hte US Constitution ought to work but did not in this case
Saint Ronald Wilson Reagan, aka. Grandpa Caligula, Teflon Ron, or Ronnie Raygun (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was a god aong men B-movie actor with a long career.(Suck on that, ron.)
If you want to know how the United States transformed into an international laughingstock in the course of 30 years, here's a pretty good place to start. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan