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Reagan diaries to be published, possible film?

RonaldReagan.jpgEx-President Ronald Reagan kept a diary, who would have thought, and now it's set to be published on May 22nd, in the meantime some excerpts have been released and make for interesting reading. The question is how long will it be before we see another Presidential film with undoubtedly one of the biggest leaders in US history.

There are a number of stories that could be covered in a film that would make for a dramatic and historically powerful film, it could be about the historic pacts with Russia, or perhaps the Isreali situation, something which was mentioned time and time again in Reagan's diaries.

From the article in The Courier Mail the excerpts are incredible:

"Got word of Israel bombing of Iraq -- nuclear reactor. I swear I believe Armageddon is near...

...He said one particularly devastating bombing and artillery attack on western Beirut in August 1982 had led King Fahd of Saudi Arabia to call the White House "begging me to do something."

"I told him I was calling PM Begin immediately. And I did -- I was angry -- I told him it had to stop or our entire future relationship was endangered. I used the word holocaust deliberately & said the symbol of war was becoming a picture of a 7-month-old baby with its arms blown off."

There are other great stories, some we never heard of, he had to wear a bullet proof best at the National Press Club when he asked the Soviet Union to join the United States in eliminating medium range nuclear missles in Europe.

"Funny -- I was talking peace but wearing a bullet-proof vest. It seems Qaddafi put a contract on me & some person named Jack was going to try for me at the speech,"

Then there was the time of the shooting:

"suddenly there was a burst of fire from the left." After being shoved to the floor of his car by a Secret Service agent, Reagan wrote, "I sat up on the edge of the seat almost paralysed by pain. Then I began coughing up blood which made both of us think -- yes, I had broken a rib & it had punctured a lung."

All these stories would make for fascinating film moments of the rich and incredible life of Ronald Reagan. What are the chances of a film of some of his political career?



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