Several sources have now reported that Lawrence Eagleburger, a career Foreign Service officer who served as Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush, died on Saturday. He was 80.
The men from the era of Realpolitik are vanishing..
Though the idea of parity with the Soviet Union was a success until Mr Reagan rearmed to crush the Enemy – not rub shoulders with it! – Mr Nixon’s view that the Russians would lose out in case of hot conflict with the West was essentially proven to last for TWENTY years!
No matter how ‘disgraced’ RN became after his demise in 1974 – nobody wanted to praise him publicly, but should!!
Shultz and Kissinger might have made a name for themselves due to skills in Working Projects(Shulz’ with Bechtel and Kissinger with strategery among his ‘crowd’), but Nixon was the one who nudged them on and made them bloom! Nixon might have been his own worst enemy working against people he seldom trusted..However, he was first rate at spotting talent when he saw it, pace Cap Weinberger, Don Rumsfeld, George H.W.Bush, Herb Stein,James Schlesinger and others.. (Larry E.burger – a puppet under HK – thus came to the fore because RN decided to appoint HK as Secretary of state..)
I really liked him. He was intelligent and well-spoken and a very good man of principle. I’ll miss him and his opinions on the talk shows.
May he rest in peace with our Lord and Savior.
My heart goes out to his family, in particular his three sons, Lawrence Eagleburger, Lawrence Eagleburger, and Lawrence Eagleburger,
Just wait until we run a George Foreman obit.
I always wondered how the Forman family told one another apart if so many of them were named George. Seek and ye shall find! According to Wikipedia:
Foreman has 10 children, and each of his five sons is named George: George Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. His four younger sons are distinguished from one another by the nicknames “Monk”, “Big Wheel”, “Red”, and “Little Joey”. He has two daughters, Freeda George and Georgetta. He also has three daughters from a separate relationship, Natalia, Michi and Leola. He also adopted a daughter, Isabella Brandie Lilja (Foreman), in 2009.
Apparently, if you phone the Forman house, you need to ask for George if you want the man himself, George Jr. if you want his eldest son, Monk if you want George III, Big Wheel if you want George IV, Red if you want George V, and Little Joey if you want George VI, Freeda if you want the elder daughter and Georgetta if you want the younger daughter. Whew, the mind boggles at the thought of trying to remember all of that….
I thought you were joking until I checked in Wikipedia. He must have been awfully vain to name all three sons after himself. Well, at least he gave them different middle names. I assumed the family and friends used the middle names so they could tell each other apart….
He’s said that it was part vanity and part to screw with IRS.
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