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    Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Dies at 85

    Excerpted from “Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Dies at 85” By STEPHEN MILLER, The Wall Street Journal, FEBRUARY 20, 2010, 3:35 P.M. ET
    Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, a retired four-star Army general who advised three presidents, died Saturday at age 85 of complications from an infection.

    Gen. Haig was a prominent figure in American politics for more than a decade, particularly as a top adviser to President Richard M. Nixon and as the first secretary of state for President Ronald Reagan.

    His most famous moment in public life occurred March 30, 1981, the day President Reagan was gravely wounded by a would-be assassin, when Gen. Haig announced to the hastily assembled White House press corps that "I am in control here, in the White House."

    Gen. Haig later said that what critics interpreted as a constitutional error or power grab was merely an effort to reassure Americans that the government was stable amid crisis. …
    Alexander Haig, a soldier, a diplomat, a patriot, an honorable man: R.I.P.
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    R.I.P. General Haig. I always respected him and never thought he was making a power grab.

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    Re: Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Dies at 85

    I always thought he was misunderstood in that one statement.
    He spent his life as a public servant and did what he thought was right.

    A great American who is already missed

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    Haig dishonored himself by working for two of the worst Presidents.
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    Re: Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Haig dishonored himself by working for two of the worst Presidents.
    Maybe the presidents were not popular to some, but whether they were or not, Haig distinguished himself, and his patriotism will not be forgotten.

    As for the 2 presidents being the worst, I have to disagree with you. One of them destroyed Communism, and in my book, that makes him one of the best.
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    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Haig dishonored himself by working for two of the worst Presidents.
    You must have missed the [R.I.P.], this isn't a thread for that kind of talk. Thank you and goodbye.

    Anyway, I respect the Late Mr. Haig and his patriotic history in our great nation and wish we had more of him.
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    His family used to live in my house BTW

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    Re: Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Dies at 85

    RIP to what seems to be a good man. You sir will be missed.

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    Re: Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Haig dishonored himself by working for two of the worst Presidents.


    I find it disingenuous to see people like you prop up the dead to trash the people they worked hard for.

    RIP Sir. Thank you for your public service.
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