Carol Platt Liebau: RIP Caspar Weinberger

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

RIP Caspar Weinberger

Reagan Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger has died. The Washington Post write up includes Iran-Contra in its first line, but Secretary Weinberger's legacy is so much larger than that.

Most of all, he stood strong to help President Reagan win the Cold War through a philosophy of peace through strength -- and he did it at a time when much of the world (not to mention the American intelligentsia) thought his ideas were not only wrong, but stupid.

But he and President Reagan were right. Thank you, Secretary Weinberger. Rest in peace.

3 Comments:

Blogger stackja1945 said...

"But he and President Reagan were right. Thank you, Secretary Weinberger. Rest in peace."
Amen

12:36 AM  
Blogger Patrick Kinsale said...

Great post, but first thing I learned on doing obits is to spell the name right. You give us three options! Keep up the good work.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Carol Platt Liebau said...

How embarassing! You are quite right, Patrick. As we all know, the name is Secretary Caspar Weinberger. Sometimes my fingers don't obey my mind, and deplorable sloppiness is the result . . . I appreciate the gentle reminder about the importance of proofreading!

8:55 AM  

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