A Huge October Surprise, by Walter Cronkite

source:  Eisenhower
In the middle of it all, the president kept his job, as we all assumed he would. Many say his even-handedness helped buy the beginnings of American credibility in the Mideast. Years later, he had no regrets.

Looking back, Eisenhower seemed to be speaking to future presidents when he warned in his memoirs what might have been.

"Where would it have led us?" he wrote. "We would be an occupying power in a seething Arab world? If so, I'm sure we would regret it."
 ... wise words from a Republican president. 

This report by Cronkite is well worth a listen ... it is full of history.


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