Alexander Haig Dies at 85

by Ryan on February 20, 2010

in Europe,Media Bias,Nostalgia,Politics,Russia

Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig has died from complications resulting from an infection at the age of 85.  A distinguished Korean and Vietnam War vet, NATO Commander, and four-star general, Haig served under President Nixon and Ford as White House Chief of Staff from 1973-1974, and most famously as the State Secretary under President Reagan in the 1980s, uttering the much-maligned statement that he was “in control here in the White House” in the hours after the attempted assassination of Reagan (to be fair Haig was completely aware that Vice President Bush was actually next in Presidential succession, and was merely referring to his current situation in the literal White House at the time).   Haig was even an also-ran for the Republican nomination for President in 1988!  He was always an advocate for an aggressive American foreign policy and a staunch anti-communist with a distinguished military record.  A major figure of that era has died today.

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Mr. Blue February 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Wow look at that picture. This guy was a true man’s man; not like most of the pansy ass so-called boys we have in gov’t today.


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