"The claim that Roosevelt betrayed Eastern Europe at Yalta, and that he set the stage for 40 years of Soviet domination, is an old right-wing canard...Bush was simply engaging in cheap historical revisionism. His glib comments belong to the Ann Coulter school of history."
--Jacob Heilbrunn, Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2005
"After World War II...many countries in the East suffered nearly half a century under the shadow of Yalta. That is a place name that has come to be a codeword for the cynical sacrifice of small nations' freedom to great powers' spheres of influence."
--Clinton administration Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott at the Atlantic Council, May 20, 1997
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