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  • How the U.S. Almost Betrayed Britain

    04/01/2012 5:57:20 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/31/2012 | JOHN O'SULLIVAN
    Thirty years ago this Monday, Argentine marines invaded the Falkland Islands, killed or captured its British defenders and declared the islands to be Argentine territory: Les Malvinas. Britain dispatched a naval "task force" to regain them less than a week later. The Falklands War had begun. According to newly released documents from the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif., the U.S. almost took sides against its most important ally, driven by the diplomatic maneuvering of Secretary of State Alexander Haig... The most striking revelation from the meeting is the degree to which Haig's compromise favored the Argentines. The minutes are...
  • Alexander Haig, former secretary of state, dies

    02/20/2010 6:17:25 AM PST · by tsmith130 · 312 replies · 7,677+ views
    WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, who served Republican presidents and ran for the office himself, has died.
  • (Alexander)Haig on Obama: 'Reason to be Optimistic'

    12/14/2008 5:54:57 PM PST · by Publius804 · 29 replies · 1,348+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | December 14, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    Haig on Obama: 'Reason to be Optimistic' By: Jim Meyers Retired four-star general and former Secretary of State Alexander Haig tells Newsmax that Americans “have reason to be optimistic” about the incoming Barack Obama administration despite the “horrendous problems” he has inherited. In a wide-ranging exclusive Newsmax interview, Haig also said leaving Saddam Hussein in power after the first Gulf War was “insanity, declared that President Richard Nixon did more to win the Cold War than did Ronald Reagan, and called Nixon’s normalization of relations with China “the most important foreign policy event of the century.” And he quipped that...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/8 and 7/9/2006 (not the live thread)

    07/07/2006 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 27 replies · 920+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 7/7/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/8 and 7/9/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows and message 1 will be the Saturday Shows,  then I'll post the ping list.  I've changed the format as a test this week and put the links to articles and background on the guests in with their listing in the shows.  It struck me that it might have been getting less helpful to have to jump back and forth.  Let me know which format works better.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Bush is all wrong about (Korea/Iraq/Immigration) and even Republicans think soNo...
  • Alexander Haig: ‘First-Class Nutcase’ in Iran

    04/21/2006 5:27:56 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 1,051+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/21/06 | NewsMax
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Alexander Haig said Friday that "hollow threats” against Iran will do little to stop that nation from developing nuclear weapons. Haig, appearing on Fox News Channel, suggested that the U.S. "keep emphasizing the diplomatic route” to convince Iran to forego the development of nuclear weapons, but Haig is skeptical that Iran’s leadership will listen. "We can’t make hollow threats,” Haig said. "We must make it clear that the outcome [of Iran’s nuclear ambitions] will be unacceptable to us if it includes a nuclear weapon for Iran.” But, Haig said, America must tread lightly because of...
  • Nixon adviser: Iraq is repeat of mistakes made in Vietnam (Alexander Haigh questions Iraq war)

    03/12/2006 4:34:06 AM PST · by Hannah Senesh · 75 replies · 1,526+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 12, 2006
    An adviser to former President Richard Nixon said military leaders in Iraq are repeating a mistake made in Vietnam by not applying the full force of the military to win the war. "Every asset of the nation must be applied to the conflict to bring about a quick and successful outcome, or don't do it," Alexander Haig said. "We're in the midst of another struggle where it appears to me we haven't learned very much." The comments by Haig, also a Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, were made Saturday at a conference examining the Vietnam...
  • How Nixon got shot of Munich

    02/26/2006 10:48:26 PM PST · by dervish · 27 replies · 1,621+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 2/24/06 | Amir Oren
    September 5, 10:35 P.M. Haig reports to Nixon that all the hostages have been killed. "The Israelis are going to react," he says. Nixon: "Who are they going to hit though?" Haig: "Lebanon, though they will find out where based [sic]." Nixon: "They are capable of it. They have got to hit somebody, don't you think?" Ten minutes later, Nixon says to Haig: "Hell, what do we care about Lebanon. Think we have to be awfully tough. I want you to run that by a couple of people. Any nation that harbors or gives sanctuary to these international outlaws -...
  • Gen Alexander Haig slamming Clarke on Fox & Friends

    03/22/2004 5:21:51 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 57 replies · 214+ views
    Fox News Channel | March 22, 2004
    Gen. Haig following Condi Rice and Mansoor Ijaz slamming Richard Clarke and the feckless Clinton Administration on Fox & Friends this morning. This really has been an effective smack-down of the Demo attempt to politicize the 9-11 commission and this election year slime being spread by Kerry partisans.
  • Alexander M. Haig Jr.: There Is a West (And it had better get it's act together… or else!)

    03/03/2004 6:37:23 PM PST · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 175+ views
    The Foreign Policy Research Institute ^ | February 2004 | Alexander M. Haig Jr
    I am delighted to speak to you today here in Philadelphia under the auspices of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. FPRI is near and dear to me and we have had some history together. After returning from the Supreme Command of NATO in 1979, I became an Institute Senior Fellow at the suggestion of FPRI’s founder, the late Robert Strausz-Hupé. Two of the Institute’s scholars, Woody Goldberg and Harvey Sicherman, worked with me to produce an important book on the Alliance. Later, they joined me in Washington during my time as Secretary of State. I’m not sure that any of...
  • Time Warp: If this were '84 instead of '04, what the Nine Dwarves might look like

    11/29/2003 10:29:27 AM PST · by rightcoast · 6 replies · 251+ views
    Nov. 29, 2003 | rightcoast
    This is a silly little exercise, but I was thinking about the current crop of Democratic nominees for the 2004 presidential election... And I thought to myself, what if it was 20 years ago? What would the 1984 election have looked like on the Democrat side, with comparable candidates that are vying for that same position 20 years later? So, here it is: Position: Junior Senator from Massachusetts 2004 -- John Kerry 1984 -- Paul Tsongas Position: Former Governor of Vermont 2004 -- Howard Dean 1984 -- Thomas P. Salmon Position: Senator / failed Vice Presidential candidate 2004 -- Joe...
  • Clark's Campaign Releases Glowing Accounts of His Career (SHELTON MUST Say What He Knows!)

    10/16/2003 8:40:31 AM PDT · by lugsoul · 12 replies · 109+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 16, 2003 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    Clark is now releasing his military performance reviews - apparently in response to Shelton's comments. It is TIME for Shelton to step up and say what he knows. From the article: The comments of his commander when he oversaw a tank battalion in Germany in 1977 were typical: "The most brilliant and gifted officer I've known." The commander, Col. Charles G. Prather IV, added: "I have never been more impressed with an officer's talent and dedication." He added that he should rank with men like Douglas MacArthur. A year later, the future General Clark, now 58, had advanced to assistant...
  • Haig: Dem Scandal Mongers Helping Saddam, Lack Patriotism

    07/19/2003 12:18:39 PM PDT · by kattracks · 18 replies · 277+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 7/19/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    A day after Saddam Hussein echoed the words of Bush administration critics who insist without evidence that the president lied about Iraq's nuclear weapons program, former Secretary of State Alexander Haig warned that Bush's political opponents were deliberately undermining the war effort and demonstrating a lack of patriotism. "They're giving aid to the enemy," Haig told nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity on Friday. "They're convincing [Saddam loyalists] that we are the same old America that ran out of West Beirut when we had Marines killed; that ran out of Somalia when we had some young soldiers killed; that...