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Alexander Haig was 85.

With Haig, what you saw was what you got, but what you didn’t see was also what you got.

I liked him. When Reagan made him Secretary of State out of the box it put the edge back on American foreign policy.

Just heard that he started out as an aide to Douglas MacArthur, which would suggest one reason why Haig knew how to lean into a situation. Karl Rove said that as a young man he met Haig and that he had an intense and intimidating personality.

He worked for three presidents. Was there when Nixon resigned. He was the supreme allied commander of NATO forces. He worked for Kissinger. He served in Viet Nam.

Patriot.

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