Skip to comments.Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger Dies
Posted on 06/04/2011 8:02:49 AM PDT by library user
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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.
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I’ll miss the guy, and not just because I remember him testifying before Congress while having a smoke.
A very good man, we could use men like him today. RIP
Good man. May he rest in peace.
May God bless him. He will be missed.
Godspeed and thank you, Secretary Eagleburger.
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RIP..He was a truly Great American!
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.
RIP, Mr. Eagleburger.
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.”
[ 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. ]
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.
“I remember him testifying before Congress while having a smoke”.
...was he really a smoker? 80 isn’t bad then.
RIP! A true patriot!
Larry Eagleburger was a true patriot, may he RIP.
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.
RIP Mr. Secretary; you were a patriot and a straight shooter. You will be missed. Thank you for your service.
Wow, I didn’t realize he was 80 yrs. old! RIP Mr. Eagleburger.
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.
Sad news. He was good friends with my NC Senator Jesse Helms, and both were stalwart defenders of the Constitution and US national sovereignty.
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)....
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rest in Peace sir. Thank you for your service.
Only career diplomat to be SOS? I guess that shouldn’t surprise me.
Rest in Peace.
Thank you so much for posting those links.
you could do worse than Larry...RIP
his speech at his wifes 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.
A Great Man.