News and Document archive source
copyrighted material disclaimer at bottom of page

NewsMinecabal-elitefamiliesrockefeller — Viewing Item

Nixon calls military greedy bastards { October 8 1999 }

Original Source Link: (May no longer be active)

Portrait of a President

Nixon Tapes Reveal His Cynical, Opportunistic Side

President Nixon gestures toward transcripts of White House tapes after announcing he would turn them over to House impeachment investigators and make them public in April of 1974. (AP Photo)

By Jon Ebinger

W A S H I N G T O N, October 8, 1999 — President Richard Milhous Nixon speaks. Loudly, clearly, and on occasion, profanely.
On the military fighting in Vietnam: “The military. They’re a bunch of greedy bastards who want more officer’s clubs and more men to shine their shoes. The sons of bitches are not interested in this country.”
On business leaders who support him: “The hell with the other businessmen. They won’t do a thing with their lives or their fortunes except screw someone else.”
On his Cabinet, which he knows is deserting him over his Vietnam policy of staying the course: “They’re all running away. I know that. But that’s OK.”
And on members of his own faith, who have taken an opposing view on Vietnam: “I don’t want any of those damn Quakers over here to see me.”
This week, after some legal wrangling, the National Archives released 443 hours of tapes recorded during the first half of 1971. The recordings fulfill Nixon’s original intentions of making monuments to history.
They also reveal the first bloom of his by now well-documented paranoia, with his obsessions and knee-jerk reactions laid bare for posterity.
Tapes Make History in Themselves
One of the first conversations on file is from Feb. 16, 1971, the day the taping system was first used by Nixon. Nixon aide Alexander Butterfield tells the president there are only eight people who know of the taping system’s existence, including the two of them, Nixon’s chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, and the Secret Service.
Nixon spoke with then-National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger on the night of April 7, 1971, after delivering an address to the nation in which he said he would be withdrawing 100,000 U.S. troops from Vietnam and suggesting that the speech laid out his policy on Vietnam for the remainder of his first term.
Nixon told Kissinger, “Right now, if it doesn’t work, then, let me say, I’m gonna find out soon. I’ll turn so right so goddamn hard, it will make your head spin. We’ll bomb those bastards right off the earth.”
During the evening, Nixon conducted two dozen conversations, principally with Haldeman and Kissinger, but also with his secretary Rose Mary Woods, several members of his staff, the Rev. Billy Graham, and two Republican governors Nixon was wary of, Nelson Rockefeller and Ronald Reagan.
With each conversation, the window on Nixon opens slightly wider. After Billy Graham tells him, “You’ve given me something to hold on to ... I’m putting the blame for [Vietnam] on Kennedy,” Nixon replies, “That’s right. We’re gonna win.”

The Beginning of the End
Two months later, the day after The New York Times ran the Pentagon Papers, which documented the policy of the United States toward Vietnam over several administrations, Nixon spoke with Haldeman about his suspicion that the leak came from within Kissinger’s staff.
Though his instincts were right in this instance (former aide Daniel Ellsberg was responsible for the Papers making their way to the Times), Nixon said Kissinger’s staff would “lie, cheat ... I warned him, I said don’t go over there, it’s the Democratic National Committee.”
And in what could be called a prelude to Watergate, Haldeman tells Nixon about a mysterious “he” with whom he has discussed breaking into the Brookings Institution at some point in 1970.
“Said they got [the Pentagon Papers] over at Brookings. They’ve moved it out of the Defense Department ... took the whole file over there. He argued ... what we should do is send some people over there on a routine ... security check, find the stuff in, confiscate it, and walk out.”
Though the Brookings break-in was never conducted, the final days of the Nixon presidency were about to begin.

American family by david rockefeller { June 12 2003 }
Buchanan says big brother and rockefeller took conservatives
Case against kissinger
Chase funded nazis { July 11 2000 }
Chase named holocaust asset lawsuit
Chase rockefellers banked on nazis
Cheney asks rockefeller commission to coverup { February 20 2004 }
David rockefeller kissinger bilderberg china
Jay rockefeller iraq war { June 22 2003 }
Jay rockefeller questions intelligence transcript { July 20 2003 }
John rockefeller papers dulles
Jpmorgan chase dispute { January 2 2003 }
Jpmorgan chase near enron settlement { July 16 2003 }
Kissinger chooses nelson rockefeller { May 27 2004 }
Kissinger confers with david rockefeller { May 27 2004 }
Kissinger during watergate { May 26 2004 }
Kissinger married rockefeller aide
Kissinger records david rockefeller estate
Kissinger rockefeller whitehouse pipeline
Kissinger [jpg]
Mrs rockefeller alien shelter { August 6 2003 }
Nixon calls military greedy bastards { October 8 1999 }
Nixon kissinger rockefeller
Nixon rockefeller wild hare { April 27 1971 }
Nixon watergated rockefeller file
Phony rockefeller pleads guilty
President hayes warns of corporations and rockefeller { August 29 2003 }
Recall created because rockefellers bought politicians
Rockefeller asks open china
Rockefeller commission covers up cia activities { December 22 1974 }
Rockefeller drug laws
Rockefeller file ch1 4
Rockefeller file ch5 8
Rockefeller file ch9 11
Rockefeller gets sec subpoena { July 25 2003 }
Rockefeller kissinger aids
Rockefeller now criticizes bush on going to war
Rockefeller thinks tariffs will be lifted { December 3 2003 }
Rockefeller urges permanent senate intel panel { June 10 2003 }
Rockefeller [jpg]
Rockefellers looking for change at exxon { April 30 2008 }
Rockefellers roads { August 12 2003 }
Scapegoating nixon for watergate { March 30 1972 }
Sen jay calls intel czar negroponte sound choice
Senator rockefeller address steel crisis { January 30 2001 }
Senator rockefeller financial disclosures
Senator rockefeller pushes bush on intelligence reform
Steel tariffs causes job loss { September 19 2003 }

Files Listed: 48


CIA FOIA Archive

National Security
Support one-state solution for Israel and Palestine Tea Party bumper stickers JFK for Dummies, The Assassination made simple