Saturday, February 20, 2010

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 statement 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."

ADDED: From No Sheeples Here!, "Alexander Haig, Former Secretary of State, Has Died."