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E. Howard Hunt has died

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posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 05:14 PM
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E. Howard Hunt, who helped organize the Watergate break-in, leading to the greatest scandal in American political history and the downfall of Richard Nixon's presidency, died Tuesday. He was 88.

Hunt died after a lengthy bout with pneumonia, according to his son, Austin Hunt.

The elder Hunt was many things: World War II soldier, CIA officer, organizer of both a Guatemalan coup and the botched Bay of Pigs invasion, and author of more than 80 books, many from the spy-tale genre.

Yet the bulk of his notoriety came from the one thing he always insisted he wasn't -- a Watergate burglar. He often said he preferred the term "Watergate conspirator."



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Hmm it dosnt seem like that Hunt was a very smart criminal.
Historians and members of his family may miss but will anybody else ?
I doubt it Watergate destroyed peoples trust in government . Peoples distrust of the US and other governments remains today.

[edit on 23-1-2007 by xpert11]

[edit on 23-1-2007 by xpert11]




posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 08:28 PM
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posted by xpert11

Eeverette Howard Hunt, Jr. Helped organize the Watergate break-in, leading to the greatest scandal in American political history and the downfall of Richard Nixon. Hunt died with pneumonia. Hunt was many things: World War II soldier, CIA officer, organizer of a Guatemalan coup and the botched Bay of Pigs invasion. Author of more than 80 books. His notoriety came from the one thing he always insisted he wasn't - a Watergate burglar. He said he preferred the term "Watergate conspirator." Hmm it doesn’t seem like Hunt was a very smart criminal. Historians and members of his family may miss but will anybody else? I doubt it Watergate destroyed people’s trust in government . Distrust of the US and other governments remains today. [Edited by Don W]



Why did Richard Nixon, politician par excellence, do the Watergate burglaries? More than one time. He had the burglary team “bug” or wiretap the telephone of Larry O’Brien, the Chairman of the Democrat’s To Elect McGovern Campaign committee. Apparently the bug did not work the first time and it was being re-installed when an alert African American private security guard caught them in the act.

There was never a time in the campaign when Richard Nixon did not lead George McGovern by 10 to 15 points. Never. So why did one of America’s most savvy pols engage in a criminal activity that risked his future?

I have a theory. It relates back to 1960. Nixon had been 8 years a vice president to a popular Eisenhower presidency. Nixon was the favorite to win that race against the Catholic playboy and not-distinguished Senator frm Massachusetts. The race was close, and Nixon lost it in Illinois. There were accusations of vote fraud, but not enough evidence to get a recount. This was the election won by Kennedy by less than 1 vote per precinct overall, hence the quote: “Everybody’s vote does count!”

The 1968 election pitted Nixon against the then Vice President, Hubert Humphry. That was a close race. But the Nixon-Agnew team won. When 1972 came around, Nixon had a plan. It was his ambition to get back at the American voters, once and for all, for not electing him in 1960, him a good Quaker boy, over that philandering Catholic, John Kennedy.

Nixon wanted to carry every state! Electoral college speaking. Only George Washington had done that, in the first election of 1789. If Nixon could repeat that level of electoral victory, he would not only be justified, but he would be in the history books for all the future of the Republic. Washington and Nixon!

And that, my friends, is why Nixon did Watergate. And lost it all.


[edit on 1/23/2007 by donwhite]



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