Thursday, June 02, 2005

The American Spectator

Ben Stein has an interesting take on Richard Nixon and Deep Throat in The American Spectator:
"Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POW's, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel's life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad?

Oh, now I remember. He lied. He was a politician who lied. How remarkable. He lied to protect his subordinates who were covering up a ridiculous burglary that no one to this date has any clue about its purpose. He lied so he could stay in office and keep his agenda of peace going. That was his crime. He was a peacemaker and he wanted to make a world where there was a generation of peace. And he succeeded."
I wonder what would have happend if Nixon had been elected instead of Dubya. Nixon seems like a peace monger of sorts. I wonder how much the press would have loved him. Since these days the press and the liberals seem to be just as muct anti-war as they were pro-communist back in the Nixon days.

Read the whole thing.