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Despicable Dick Nixon

With the furor about Deep Throat and Watergate returning to the news, I thought I might remember a few things.

Nixon replaced a Democratic President who was massively corrupt, had a totally failed foriegn policy and was married to a power-hungry woman who stage-managed his career. Hmmmmmmm.

If I can quote Ben Stein

"Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POW’s, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel’s life, started the Environmental Protection Administration."

Under the Cleanly scrubbed Jimmy Carter - again quoting Stein we saw:

"1.) The defeat of the South Vietnamese government with decades of death and hardship for the people of Vietnam.

2.) The assumption of power in Cambodia by the bloodiest government of all time, the Khmer Rouge, who killed a third of their own people, often by making children beat their own parents to death. No one doubts RN would never have let this happen."

If I can add - It was under Carter that we lost Iran to the Islamo-fascists and totally destroyed faith in America in the middle East after the disasterous hostage situation.

Nixon screwed up. He got caught covering up a criminal act. He never drove into a river, killing an aide. He was never accused of rape. He never took drugs.

He was a Republican President who was massively disliked by the Main Stream Media. In those days there was nothing else!

From his election as Vice-President in 1952 through his death, he was a Major force in foreign policy, and he never sold or gave nuclear assistance to North Korea or China