When Nixon defends you...look out!
- After years of researching Richard Nixon, which has often been met
with amusement by friends, I exhume from my database the following
nugget. David Frost interviewed Nixon in the late 1970's, and as a
result there are many hours of tape providing much information.
The following though, should make Bush nervous, as the White House
meets the outrage from a troubled nation over illegal activities
So what in a sense, you're saying is that there are certain
situations, and the Huston Plan or that part of it was one of them,
where the president can decide that it's in the best interests of the
nation or something, and do something illegal.
Well, when the president does it that means that it is not illegal.
Exactly. Exactly. If the president, for example, approves something
because of the national security, or in this case because of a threat
to internal peace and order of significant magnitude, then the
president's decision in that instance is one that enables those who
carry it out, to carry it out without violating a law. Otherwise
they're in an impossible position.
And we all recall that Nixon fared so well with the American people