Les Aspin, Democrat from Wisconsin, was chairman of the Armed Services Committee when he authored a piece for the NY Times.
Ronald Reagan was President, but on his way out. After 7 years of Democrat abuse, Ronnie was seeking little more than a final few years on his ranch.
In the end Reagan allowed Kuwaiti takers to reflag with Old Glory. Iran went back to it's war with Iraq, rather than bring upon themselves their own demise.
The Straits of Hormuz flowed with oil, up and down the very nose of the Iranians.
I sure do miss the old school democrats that became the new school republicans; where have they all gone?