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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Kevin Dayhoff - The Tentacle: Lawrence Eagleburger: The Real Deal

June 8, 2011

Lawrence Eagleburger: The Real Deal
Many who have closely follow the intrigues and personalities of the United States Foreign Service and the implementation of American foreign policy for the last 50 years were saddened to learn of the death last Saturday of former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger.

Although I first learned of his passing on SwamplandThe Washington Post has since reported that Secretary Eagleburger “died of pneumonia at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He was 80 and had lived outside Charlottesville since 1990.

Several astute news accounts got it right. “He did not fit the image of the office. He was hugely overweight. He chain-smoked cigarettes, sometimes with an aspirator to ease chronic asthma. He was afflicted with a muscle disease,” and an old knee injury and walked with the assistance of a cane.

He was blunt, shrewd, and from reading about him and his exploits over the years, often ‘crazy’ like a fox when it came to maneuvering the byzantine intrigues of personality driven power-mongers of inter-governmental relations...

Kevin Dayhoff - The Tentacle: Lawrence Eagleburger: The Real Deal

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