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23:38 Sep 8, 2006
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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Government / Politics
English term or phrase:balance of equities
There was some debate in Reagan Administration circles about the appropriate posture for the U.S. to take in this conflict – whether to side with Britain or Argentina or remain completely neutral and aloof, rendering assistance to neither. But, at the end of the day, no one in the White House at the time with any knowledge of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her budding relationship with Reagan, or of Reagan’s character and outlook, or of the balance of equities at stake could have had any doubts about the ultimate U.S. stance. Faced with such a dilemma, it was inconceivable that Reagan would have opted to support a dictatorship in an aggression against a closely-allied democracy’s possession – especially when it would soon become announced U.S. policy to try, as much as possible, to do away with such dictatorships.