posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 11:50 AM
It would definitely depend upon which facet of the Nixon legacy is examined. His views on foreign policy during the cold war were spot on for the
most part. Domestically now, that's a whole 'nother critter indeed. The motives behind his spying were to keep tabs on his perceived enemies in
the civil rights movement, and the anti-vietnam crowd.
The Bush spying seems to more limited in scope, and only on calls from suspected, and/or documented terrorists abroad.
Nixon's legacy will be that of a deeply flawed man who rose to power, and let the power go to his head.