Spire Comics Week Continued: Nixon, Man of Peace
In "Born Again," convicted Watergate fellon Chuck Colson writes about his conversion. He also rewrites the history of the Vietnam war and the criminal Nixon presidency.
Seriously, show me the part of the Nixon tapes
where he says anything like this:
The idea here is that Nixon really wanted peace very badly, and we were so close, if only those protestors weren't mucking things up! Later they even dscuss Dan Ellsberg, leaker of the Pentagon Papers, implying that he, the one man most responsible for stoping a futile escalation of the war, was treasonously undermining our sincere peace efforts.
Of course, the Papers themselves
"revealed, among other things, that the government had planned to go to Vietnam even when president Lyndon Johnson was promising not to, and that there was no plan to end the war." Not to mention that "they revealed
the knowledge, early on, that the war would not likely be won and that continuing the war would lead to many times more casualties than was admitted publicly. Further, the papers showed a deep cynicism towards the public and a disregard for the loss of life and injury suffered by soldiers and civilians."
Being such a man of peace, it makes sense that Nixon had "G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt br(a)ke into Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office in September 1971, hoping to find information they could use to discredit him. The revelation of the break-in became part of the Watergate scandal. On May 3, 1972, the White House secretly flew a dozen Cuban CIA "assets" to Washington DC with orders to assault or assassinate Ellsberg."
Sigh. It's people like Nixon that make me hope we aren't all born again
. Even if he came back as pond scum or some sort of deadly spore it would be too much.