Reagan on Hostages

The remains of President Zachary Taylor have been exhumed to determine whether he was poisoned with arsenic because of his opposition to slavery expansion.

I wonder whether the same tests might be applied to the more contemporary theory emanating from some Democratic circles that a secret, Republican-Iranian deal delaying the hostages release resulted in the 1980 Reagan victory.

Might it be that hair or nail clippings, contributed painlessly and pre-posthumously by former President Carter, would reveal a self-inflicted overdose of sour grapes?

HAROLD BRACKMAN, San Diego

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