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Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger Dies
FNC ^ | June 4, 2011

Posted on 06/04/2011 8:02:49 AM PDT by library user

~ EXCERPT ~

Friends and former colleagues say Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the only career foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, has died.

Word of Eagleburger's death Saturday came from representatives of former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker.

No other details were immediately available.

Eagleburger, who was 80, was a straightforward diplomat whose exuberant style masked a hard-driving commitment to solving foreign policy problems.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: bush41; eagleburger; ghwbush; jimmycarter; lawrenceeagleburger; obit; richardnixon; rip; ronaldreagan; unitedstatesarmy; wisconsin

1 posted on 06/04/2011 8:02:52 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

RIP.


2 posted on 06/04/2011 8:04:35 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

I’ll miss the guy, and not just because I remember him testifying before Congress while having a smoke.


3 posted on 06/04/2011 8:06:01 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: library user

A very good man, we could use men like him today. RIP


4 posted on 06/04/2011 8:07:32 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: 1rudeboy

Good man. May he rest in peace.


5 posted on 06/04/2011 8:07:50 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: library user

R.I.P.

6 posted on 06/04/2011 8:10:30 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: library user
"Larry was the real deal -- a tireless patriot, principled to the core, selflessly devoted to America and his duty."

May God bless him. He will be missed.

7 posted on 06/04/2011 8:16:58 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: library user

Godspeed and thank you, Secretary Eagleburger.


8 posted on 06/04/2011 8:17:07 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: library user
He was always a straight talker who also had something to say. RIP.
9 posted on 06/04/2011 8:17:10 AM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: library user

Sunday 11/2/08
Former Secretary of State, Lawrence Eagleburger: “Obama Is A Charlatan .. If he’s elected, God help us.”
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt0FrgAA0cw

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Monday 11/3/08 (Second day in a row)
Fmr. Sec. of State Lawrence Eagleburger: “Obama is a Con Man”
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xFkS7zYC_E


10 posted on 06/04/2011 8:29:31 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man [or woman] of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: library user

Eagleburger: This is More Than Just Egypt

Jan 28, 2011

Former U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger weighs in on President Obama’s statement on Egypt and the implications of the unrest in the Middle East.
http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4515631/eagleburger-this-is-more-than-just-egypt/?playlist_id=87185


11 posted on 06/04/2011 8:37:37 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man [or woman] of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: library user

Fmr. Sec. of State Lawrence Eagleburger: Obama is a Con Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xFkS7zYC_E

Obama Is A Charlatan Says Lawrence Eagleburger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt0FrgAA0cw&feature=related


12 posted on 06/04/2011 8:40:20 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: library user

RIP..He was a truly Great American!


13 posted on 06/04/2011 8:43:26 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Matchett-PI

I am glad we both posted the same videos on his opinion of Obama. I think it only drives the point home more. I remember when he said it and I knew he was right then. How true his words have proven to be over time and his courage to speak out shall surely be missed. Condolences to his family and loved ones.


14 posted on 06/04/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: library user

RIP, Mr. Eagleburger.


15 posted on 06/04/2011 8:52:17 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Yes. bttt Let’s precisely define his characterization of Obama as a Charlatan - a Mountebank - for good measure:

Former Secretary of State, Lawrence Eagleburger:
“Obama Is A Charlatan .. If he’s elected, God help us.”
VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt0FrgAA0cw

[ Charlatan: A flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes. One who prates much in his own favor, and makes unwarrantable pretensions; a quack; an impostor; an empiric; a mountebank.

Definition of Mountebank: One who mounts a bench or stage in the market or other public place, boasts of his skill in curing diseases, and vends medicines which he pretends are infallible remedies; a quack doctor. ]


16 posted on 06/04/2011 8:59:25 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man [or woman] of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: library user

I’ve known mr. Eagleburger and his family for 15 years. His wife died less than a year ago and it hurt him to no end. his speech at his wife’s funeral suggested that life without her was boun to be unbearable for him.


17 posted on 06/04/2011 9:02:23 AM PDT by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: 1rudeboy

“I remember him testifying before Congress while having a smoke”.

...was he really a smoker? 80 isn’t bad then.


18 posted on 06/04/2011 9:05:55 AM PDT by albie
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To: library user

RIP! A true patriot!


19 posted on 06/04/2011 9:13:57 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: library user

Larry Eagleburger was a true patriot, may he RIP.


20 posted on 06/04/2011 9:17:16 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Cosmo

Condolences to the family and friends of this good man.
America has lost a great patriot.

I always enjoyed hearing Sec. Eagleburger’s comments on Fox News. He was honest and concerned about the welfare of our great country. We will miss him but, he is now at peace and with his beloved wife.


21 posted on 06/04/2011 9:34:06 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: library user

RIP Mr. Secretary; you were a patriot and a straight shooter. You will be missed. Thank you for your service.


22 posted on 06/04/2011 9:40:14 AM PDT by americanophile (Paul Ryan 2012)
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To: library user

Wow, I didn’t realize he was 80 yrs. old! RIP Mr. Eagleburger.


23 posted on 06/04/2011 10:17:33 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: library user

This was a great guy. He was one of the few that I’d watch on TV, agreeing with almost every word he’d say.


24 posted on 06/04/2011 10:22:53 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: library user
Eagleburger was in a tight spot on the McCain campaign between disdain for both Obama and Palin. But he was one of the most brilliant secretaries of state in US history. And ne of the last "straight talk" guys--he will be missed....
25 posted on 06/04/2011 10:32:03 AM PDT by erlayman
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Sad news. He was good friends with my NC Senator Jesse Helms, and both were stalwart defenders of the Constitution and US national sovereignty.


26 posted on 06/04/2011 10:36:12 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: albie

My great-uncle smoked about 64 years (very heavily for the majority of that time)....died on his 80th birthday (after heart surgery, of an infection)....


27 posted on 06/04/2011 10:36:30 AM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: library user

A great patriotic American. I wish the 2nd president Bush had relied upon him as much as the 1st Bush had. The country missed and will miss his sound judgment and devotion.


28 posted on 06/04/2011 10:42:01 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The career of Eagleburger will I suppose always be compared to that of Kissinger. In Kissinger one never really knew (or even knows today) where he was coming from, who he represented financially, and who he was covering for. In the case of Eagleburger, the media always knew where he stood, and what he stood for. There was no obfuscation.


29 posted on 06/04/2011 10:57:06 AM PDT by Melchior (Just call me mustard seed.)
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To: library user
That's too bad. This guy had a lot of wisdom on current affairs. He made it to 80 as a heavy smoker too. RIP.


30 posted on 06/04/2011 11:29:37 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: library user

RIP sir.


31 posted on 06/04/2011 12:06:41 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: library user

Had the chance to see him just a few weeks ago in Larry Sabato’s class, he seemed frail but mostly clear minded and articulate. Had some amazingly candid comments on current international affairs, the debt and what our role in the world should be.


32 posted on 06/04/2011 12:29:00 PM PDT by think4yrsf (From Jefferson's Virginia)
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To: library user

RIP


33 posted on 06/04/2011 12:31:32 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: library user

RIP.


34 posted on 06/04/2011 1:30:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: 1rudeboy

Imagine how long he would have lived if he hadn’t shortened his life by being a heavy smoker. Yes, I am being a smartass; but not towards you, 1rudeboy. My father-in-law smoked 3 packs of Pall Mall unfiltered a day for 60 years.

He’s 96 and still doing pretty darn good for an old guy.

Eagleburger’s knowledge will be missed. RIP.


35 posted on 06/04/2011 2:32:29 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: library user

RIP.


36 posted on 06/04/2011 3:51:00 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Defund Elmo, TOTUS, and GOTUS)
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To: library user

Rest in Peace sir. Thank you for your service.


37 posted on 06/04/2011 4:04:02 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: library user

RIP.


38 posted on 06/04/2011 6:03:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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Only career diplomat to be SOS? I guess that shouldn’t surprise me.


39 posted on 06/04/2011 6:35:37 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: library user

Rest in Peace.


40 posted on 06/04/2011 6:37:00 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: library user
Mr Eagleburger was a fine man and true patriot. I loved watching him give the facts to reporters and politicians alike and putting their BS in place.

R.I.P. sir.

Nam Vet

41 posted on 06/04/2011 8:51:56 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Matchett-PI

Thank you so much for posting those links.


42 posted on 06/04/2011 9:14:18 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: library user

you could do worse than Larry...RIP


43 posted on 06/05/2011 1:42:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (ok...so far I am Palin/Rubio 2012....i can explain easy..just ask)
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To: PghBaldy

You’re welcome!


44 posted on 06/05/2011 4:50:02 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man [or woman] of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: Cosmo
His wife died less than a year ago and it hurt him to no end.

his speech at his wife’s funeral suggested that life without her was boun to be unbearable for him.

I can understand that sentiment.....

.....God Bless you Lawrence. May God rest your soul and may you be with your beloved wife again.

45 posted on 06/05/2011 2:59:51 PM PDT by SteamShovel (The RADIATION PIMPS...are RATS)
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To: SteamShovel

A Great Man.


46 posted on 06/06/2011 9:01:00 AM PDT by nicepaco
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