As seen in the movie "Dick"
New Nixon Tapes
Hero to conservatives like Rush Limbaugh, Ronald Reagan, and
Archie Bunker, former Republican President Richard M. Nixon left behind
thousands of hours of conversations tape recorded in the Oval
Office. This year the National Archive released more of these recordings, dating
from the first six months of 1972. Take a look inside the
mind of a true Republican President during a time
of war and crisis in America.
"I don't give a damn"
"...immoral bunch of bastards"
to chase girls than boys..."
Reverend Billy Graham apologized for his comments about
Jews during a taped conversation where he and President
Nixon were discussing Jewish control of the
media. After the minister left, Nixon remarked to
his chief of staff that the Jews were an "irreligious,
atheistic, immoral bunch of bastards". Read
governor George Wallace was shot, Nixon wanted to pin it
on the Democrats. In particular, he tried to make it
look like the would-be assassin was connected to the
an ambassador who got drunk on an airplane and started
groping flight attendants:
people get drunk. People chase girls. And
the point is, it's a hell of a lot better for
them to get drunk than to take drugs. It's
better to chase girls than boys. Now
that's my position and let's stop this crap."
Dick" considered using the nuclear bomb on the North
Vietnamese, but Henry Kissinger didn't think it would be a good
idea. About civilian casualties, Nixon said, "I don't
give a damn!"
After this conversation, Nixon dramatically stepped up the war
effort in Asia.