Nixon Is Right On Target

Think what you may of Richard Nixon, the fallen President has it right about U.S. aid to the former Soviet republics. Nixon says the Bush Administration has offered "pathetically inadequate" support for Moscow's historic but painful metamorphosis. In terms of U.S. national interest, the replacement of the Soviet empire by fledgling democracies and a market economy is the best news since the end of World War II. Bush's response? Some farm credits and a few Air Force planeloads of G.I. rations.

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