A Conversation for Richard Milhous Nixon - 37th President of the United States
clzoomer- a bit woobly Started conversation Jul 5, 2004
I find it amazing that politicians of all ilk and nations can manage to be lauded after they leave office (or this mortal coil) despite making monumental blunders of judgement and morality. Reagan, Mulroney, Clinton, Lord Parkinson, etc. they all had their time in the spotlight but managed to become legends if not famous. It seems we are all to willing to forget the faults and celebrate the achievements if they were big enough personalities. Personally I can't excuse Kent State, Watergate, Agnew, the bloated mistakes named the EPA and DEA, Cambodia bombings, Kissinger's war crimes, or any other Tricky Dicky manuevers in favour of the good he did. But then I lived through that time.
Steve K. Posted Jul 5, 2004
flyingtwinkle Posted Jul 6, 2004
is it not possible that nixon was set up he was innocent as the president he could access any information so there was no need for him to get his so called men involved in stealing info or try discrediting the man who had leaked info to thev press
flyingtwinkle Posted Jul 7, 2004
if i could erase all the tapes of the cia fbi and the white house can"t i easily also destroy watergate?
clzoomer- a bit woobly Posted Jul 8, 2004
Hitler learned it, Nixon learned it, lately no one else has learned it. The top guy gets the entire truck load of manure. Truman said it best- *The buck stops here.*
flyingtwinkle Posted Jul 8, 2004
how very true!
Steve K. Posted Jul 8, 2004
Looks like Enron's top man Ken Lay may be learning it ... he was indicted (and handcuffed, I think) yesterday. Unlike Hitler's officers (who were all "following orders"), Mr. Lay says his officers were liars and thieves, but he did nothing wrong.
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