What I wouldn't give to have a Republican such as this one, whose moral clarity and understanding are so obvious. What I wouldn't give to have someone like this to vote for now.
Listen to what he says about the appeasement of enemies. Do you remember all those who said that our involvement in the Middle East will "inflame the Arab Street", whatever the heck that means, and that we should try to understand why they're so angry at us? Do you remember those who said that we cannot win in Iraq or Afghanistan? Do you remember who said that the insurgents in Iraq were modern Minutemen, and they would win?
There is a time for diplomacy, and a time for war. Diplomacy should not mean appeasing our enemies, and President Reagan understood that. Diplomacy should be an attempt to get what we want short of war. You cannot appease a dictator, or those who act like dictators.
At the end of this clip Reagan mentions the role of government, and our duty as Americans. These beliefs, ladies and gentlemen, encapsulate what it means to be a conservative.