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Alexander Haig: A True And Faithful Friend


“We don’t want to be anybody’s strategic asset. We are fighting a war of survival, and that war is the free world’s war.”

Haig heard these words and admiringly replied, “That is the kind of talk Americans should hear more of.”

During that visit to Israel, when questioned by the press about his stand on the West Bank, Haig replied. “The Reagan administration’s policy is not to indulge in public criticism of long-standing friends and allies.”

Alexander Haig’s words and deeds spoke for themselves.

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