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Remembering Alexander Haig

A long-time army man served under three presidents


 

Alexander Haig died on Saturday at 85. He was U.S. secretary of state to Ronald Reagan, chief of staff to Richard Nixon and was NATO commander under Gerald Ford. Remembered for helping Nixon prepare a defense during the Watergate scandal in 1973 and for his well-meaning reaction to the shooting of Ronald Reagan in 1981. “As of now, I am in control here in the White House, pending the return of the vice-president.” He wasn’t. Haig, a general, served in the army for 20 years before he came to the White House in 1968. He had been ill—and died of complications from an infection in Baltimore.

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Remembering Alexander Haig

  1. Another great day – one less scumbag in the world.

  2. General Haig served SIX presidents. I thought the N2K got a crash course on ‘solid reporting’?

    Carter is the president who failed the world the most when he wouldn’t heed Haig’s experienced counsel.

  3. One less neo-con in the world…the world just got a little brighter!! Now when Cheney goes to hell THAT will be when we pop the champagne!!

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