Saturday, June 04, 2011

Lawrence Eagleburger Dead at 80

Lawrence Eagleburger, who served briefly as President George H.W. Bush's Secretary of State, died earlier today after a short illness. He was eighty.

The former Secretary of State served beneath five different President's (two Democrat & three Republican) in various foreign policy assignments, including three years as Ambassador to Yugoslavia under Carter. In fact, he was actually dubbed "Lawrence of Serbia" by European press because of his strong ties with the Balkan nation.

He was a loyal Republican who often appeared on Neil Cavuto's Fox News show to criticize President Obama on foreign policy.

I do not know much about his thoughts on most subjects, but he did serve his country for almost four decades - and for that he deserves credit and respect.

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