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Richard Nixon's 100th Birthday

Ken5061 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:22 PM
Pat, thank you for writing that. Richard Nixon was a hero to me during my year in Vietnam. Contrary to propaganda, we never invaded Cambodia as we were invited in and went 21 miles. You are right. The war was over before I left in Jan. '71 and we had won. Furthermore, all US regular forces were gone from the area. Congress and the communist influenced press later attacked and defeated South Vietnam after we were long gone. Advisors don't count.
Milt37 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 5:50 PM
Ken,

Richard Nixon is no hero. I have many Vietnamese friends that lived there during that war. They felt betrayed by Nixon. They knew if they had kept the bombing of North Vietnam a little longer, the NV would have collapsed.

Nixon was not only a crook, he was a disgusting politician.
Ken5061 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:07 PM
Well, I heard it too but I didn't see it. He looked dirty, I'll give you that and he fought communists, which explains his bad press. There were two sides to the story and you listened to the popular press presented side. As papa bush said, 'I had some good advice and some bad advice. Unfortunately, I listened to the bad.' You must have listened to the propaganda. They were known as the Masters of Deceit. Think about it.
christiancon Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 2:53 PM
Thanks for your service- I served a little later- but fundamentally it was a media after a man that would later ignore the Killing Fields for the most part and lay the blame for that on RN. Its like today in many respects "Bush did it"- then it was "RN did it". So much evil is done is personal hatred and that hasnt changed.

Editor's note: The following is from a speech given by Patrick J. Buchanan during the Richard M. Nixon Centennial celebration in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 2013.

We are here tonight to celebrate the centennial of a statesman, a profile in courage and an extraordinary man we are all proud to have served: the 37th president of the United States, Richard Milhous Nixon.

Years ago, Meg Greenfield of The Washington Post wrote that she belonged to what she called "the Nixon generation."

"What distinguishes us as a group," she said, is that "we are too young to remember a...