Alexander Haig, 1924-2010

The Washington Post has an obituary, “Alexander Haig, Former Secretary of State, Dies at 85” (via Memorandum).

I think Haig was a fine man, but I doubt he could ever live down the ridicule from his statment in 1981, following the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, that “As of now, I am in control here in the White House pending return of the vice president and (I am) in close touch with him.”

More at the Los Angeles Times, “Voices — Alexander Haig, 1924 – 2010.” The Times features screencaps from articles of the day, for example: “White House Says Haig Took Correct Action.”

Cross-posted from American Power.

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