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January 28, 2009



"...before it became much more politically expedient for him (in 1971/2) to prolong the war so that he could run for re-election to end the war in his second term--a more repugnant decision unmatched and..."

Are you able to cite at least one credible source/reference with which to back-up this [otherwise ridiculous] assertion?

John F. Ptak

Generally I will not comment on the critical observations of others if, as in this case, the criticism is anonymous. But I would suggest for a start that Mr/Ms Diskarpur check out the transcriptions of Nixon's own conversations in early August 1972 at the University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs. There's much else.

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