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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 30.11.07 | 02:08 (IST)

    During the 1960 election I hewed to my parents opinion that Eisenhower let Nixon down by not supporting him. Later in life, I understood why Eisenhower despised Nixon and did not support him. I feel, had Nixon defeated Kennedy in 1960, that the cold war would have ended in the 1960s, for Nixon would have pursued Eisenhower's lead. I look to China today, and see the total triumph of Nixon's strategy. Yet I fully understand that he murdered 30,000 Americans to ensure his reelection. I both served, and opposed Nixon. But while the man was a monster, he had far more substance than any American President since, except the hapless Jerry Ford, who was stuck with the thankless job of cleaning up the mess Nixon made.

    from the article: Report: Nixon feared Israeli nukes would spur arms race
    First published 00:00 29.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.11.07
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