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Decision 1984 / Terrorism #534128

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1984
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(Studio) Apparent confusion within Reagan administration over policy on terrorism said evident after Secretary of State George Shultz's speech defense retaliation against terrorists despite probable loss of innocent lives; Secretary `s remarks quoted on screen.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Disagreement between President and his top officials, and sometimes with themselves as well, over Shultz's statement examined; Reagan, prior to addressing Jewish group, said backing Secretary's statement [Vice President George BUSH - disagrees; explains.] President said later contradicting himself. [REAGAN - denies Shultz was making policy statement] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes noted further adding to confusion by contradicting President's statement; details given. Admin. officials' rationalization for lack of any United States retaliation against past attacks outlined; percentage of Jewish votes for Reagan in 1980 recalled. His reference to anti-Semitic remarks of Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan during address to Jewish group noted. [REAGAN - attacks Democrat conv.'s failure to pass resolution condemning anti-Semitism; claims he sent Marines into Lebanon to prevent another holocaust.] United States official's later explanation of President's remark in light of fact that American forces were sent in to protect Palestinians, not Jews, outlined.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace

Brokaw, Tom;
Wallace, Chris

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