"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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