Peggy Noonan writes that two ex-presidents (two guesses as to who they are) “could learn from Eisenhower and the Bay of Pigs”.
And…from Richard Nixon, who continues to grow in stature.
(Which isn’t to say that I think Nixon was a great president–just the opposite. But add Noonan’s take on how he acted during the Bay of Pigs to his resignation in the face of impeachment, and choice to not fight an ugly protracted and divisive battle after having lost a razor-thin election to Kennedy. Carter, Clinton and Gore continue to make Nixon look classier in retrospect. And that’s quite an accomplishment.)