I like what the editor of the Lone Star Times says:
Gorbachev ended the Cold War like Hirohito ended World War II: by losing. The collapse of the Soviet Union wasn’t "given as a gift." The USSR was dragged into the modern world, kicking and screaming, by an aggressive U.S. foreign policy.Read his whole post here.
And, just so the AP is clear on who won the Cold War, they should take notice of the sequence below. I even included pictures to make it easier.
IT WASN'T THIS GUY EVEN THOUGH TIME THINKS SO TOO
IT WAS THIS GUY
HE TORE DOWN THE WALL
AND SHE HELPED
AND SO DID HE
GOT IT? OH, AND BY THE WAY...
[Thanks to Pajamas Media for the link!]