Haig, as part of the Reagan leadership which included Cheney and Rumsfeld, supplied weapons to Saddam Hussein and helped Saddam build a powerful Iraq. Haig then helped engineer the Iran-Contra deals. The Reagan leadership sold weapons to Iran so that the USA could covertly support Contra terrorists in Nicaragua. Haig's solutions were all short-term and relied on violence, destruction and no allegience to any stable peace. One of the major reasons conflict exists today in the Middle East is because of politicians such as Haig that helped fund and develop terrorist groups and states thinking by some miracle they would evaporate at some point. Haig was not a friend of Israel. Haig was an opportunist and a passoniate warrier.
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from the article: Alexander Haig was my friend and a friend to Israel