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Remarks on Signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

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December 8,1987

"I believe this treaty represents a landmark in postwar history, because it is not just an arms control but an arms reduction agreement. Unlike treaties of the past, this agreement does not simply establish ceilings for new weapons: It actually reduces the number of such weapons. In fact, it altogether abolishes an entire class of U.S. and Soviet nuclear missiles."

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State of the Union Address

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January 25,1988

"If anyone expects just a proud recitation of the accomplishments of my administration, I say let’s leave that to history; we’re not finished yet. So, my message to you tonight is put on your workshoes; we’re still on the job."

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Remarks at a Meeting of the White House Conference for a Drug Free America

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February 29,1988

          
Farewell Speech

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January 11,1989

"One of the things about the Presidency is that you’re always somewhat apart. You spend a lot of time going by too fast in a car someone else is driving, and seeing the people through tinted glass—the parents holding up a child, and the wave you saw too late and couldn’t return. And so many times I wanted to stop and reach out from behind the glass, and connect. Well, maybe I can do a little of that tonight."

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