Earlier, mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory in apparent spillover from Syria war.12:12 13.10.15 | 0 comments
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.