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Camelot? Well...Not Really.

by Omar G December 15, 2003
The Reagans, Part II

"1986." The year where I just don't give a shit anymore. Oliver North is being led down a White House hallway by Regan and McFarlane. Nancy listens without being seen as Regan recaps what's happened: they sent forty missiles; they got the kidnapped priest. But then there was another kidnapping. They sent 100 more missiles; there were three more kidnappings and a killing. Wow. That's fucked up. Regan is hearing that North sent over another shipment of missile parts and...wait for it...a chocolate cake. Ha! North confirms that. Regan asks what a bunch of Iranian terrorists would want with a chocolate cake. To...um...eat it, sir? Regan says they're in the middle of Ramadan. Nobody's eating shit right now. Heh. This is the only funny thing in this half of the movie. Regan loses it. "That just blows my little mind!" he yells. Nancy agrees about the "little mind" part. Regan chews North out, and says that when it blows up in their faces, he's not going to be the scapegoat. Except this movie totally scapegoats him. North says, "Yes, sir," and exits. Regan tries to take the elevator, but Nancy catches the door. She confronts him about "rumors" she's been hearing about this arms for hostages thing. He tells her he wouldn't pay attention to those rumors. He denies it. He says a rumor like that could cause a lot of damage. A lot.

Schultz in da house! He comes in to where Nancy and Ronnie are reading, and he's thrilled like a girl who's just asked a boy to the Sadie Hawkins dance. "He's blinked! He's blinked!" Meese repeats. The boy you asked to the dance? Oh, wait, the Russians! They want to talk about dismantling the Soviet nuclear weapons system! Blink, blink! "You've ended the Cold War," Schultz says. "Oh, Ronnie, you've done it!" Nancy gushes.

Some courthouse somewhere. Zeljko is stopped outside an elevator by a reporter. Zeljko says he's a civilian now, but he's called over nevertheless. The reporter shows Zeljko a report from Iran about McFarlane's going to Iran to negotiate for hostages. Zeljko says that's impossible. The reporter says that the Iranian prime minister confirmed that it's been going on for a year. Run, Zeljko, run! In the same courthouse, a flock of reporters are asking Regan tons of questions about Iran. He tells them that they haven't been negotiating with anyone, and that they have no communications with Iran.

Ronnie addresses the nation. He says that the U.S. has a firm policy not to capitulate to terrorist demands. "We did not -- repeat, not -- trade weapons or anything else for hostages, nor will we."

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Camelot? Well...Not Really.

by Omar G December 15, 2003
The Reagans, Part II "1986." The year where I just don't give a shit anymore. Oliver North is being led down a White House hallway by Regan and McFarlane. Nancy listens without being seen as Regan recaps what's happened: they sent forty missiles; they got the kidnapped priest. But then there was another kidnapping. They sent 100 more missiles; there were three more kidnappings and a killing. Wow. That's fucked up. Regan is hearing that North sent over another shipment of missile parts and...wait for it...a chocolate cake. Ha! North confirms that. Regan asks what a bunch of Iranian terrorists would want with a chocolate cake. To...um...eat it, sir? Regan says they're in the middle of Ramadan. Nobody's eating shit right now. Heh. This is the only funny thing in this half of the movie. Regan loses it. "That just blows my little mind!" he yells. Nancy agrees about the "little mind" part. Regan chews North out, and says that when it blows up in their faces, he's not going to be the scapegoat. Except this movie totally scapegoats him. North says, "Yes, sir," and exits. Regan tries to take the elevator, but Nancy catches the door. She confronts him about "rumors" she's been hearing about this arms for hostages thing. He tells her he wouldn't pay attention to those rumors. He denies it. He says a rumor like that could cause a lot of damage. A lot. Schultz in da house! He comes in to where Nancy and Ronnie are reading, and he's thrilled like a girl who's just asked a boy to the Sadie Hawkins dance. "He's blinked! He's blinked!" Meese repeats. The boy you asked to the dance? Oh, wait, the Russians! They want to talk about dismantling the Soviet nuclear weapons system! Blink, blink! "You've ended the Cold War," Schultz says. "Oh, Ronnie, you've done it!" Nancy gushes. Some courthouse somewhere. Zeljko is stopped outside an elevator by a reporter. Zeljko says he's a civilian now, but he's called over nevertheless. The reporter shows Zeljko a report from Iran about McFarlane's going to Iran to negotiate for hostages. Zeljko says that's impossible. The reporter says that the Iranian prime minister confirmed that it's been going on for a year. Run, Zeljko, run! In the same courthouse, a flock of reporters are asking Regan tons of questions about Iran. He tells them that they haven't been negotiating with anyone, and that they have no communications with Iran. Ronnie addresses the nation. He says that the U.S. has a firm policy not to capitulate to terrorist demands. "We did not -- repeat, not -- trade weapons or anything else for hostages, nor will we."

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