(IBD) -- Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of perhaps the most consequential presidential announcement in history. But Reagan's visionary SDI speech was about more than missile defense.
It's strangely appropriate that President Obama ends his trip to the Mideast, featuring an overdue visit to staunch U.S. ally Israel, with an outing Saturday to Jordan's stunning ancient city of Petra.
Carved into a rock face 2,000 years ago, Petra was a commercial crossroads linking southern Arabia, China and India with Egypt, Greece, Rome and Syria.
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