Richard Nixon is viewed by many as a crook a bad president, a failure. I think this is not the case. I’m absolutely not a republican. I think they have a disturbed view on the world and the US itself. But that’s another topic
Nixon had been elected in a difficult time. The USA was fighting a war in Vietnam, the cold war was burning. Big social changes not seen since the time just after world war two. If you look at his foreign accomplishments in this difficult times he was not a failure as a president. He was a success.
Foreign policy accomplishments of President Nixon:
- Initially escalated America’s involvement in the Vietnam War, but subsequently ended US involvement by 1973 through the Paris Peace Accords
- Opened diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China in 1972 and ushered in a new era of Sino-American relations
- Initiated détente with the Soviet Union in the wake of his diplomacy with China, leading to SALT I and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
- Supported Israel during the Yom Kippur War, which led to an Israeli victory and a retaliation by Arab OPEC nations who refused to sell crude oil to the US during the 1973 oil crisis.
The thing is, he got busted for the Watergate affair. Every president has dirty laundry he just got caught. George W Bush is the biggest crook of all, a war criminal. But he just hid his dirty laundry to well.
So I made a Nixon remix. I think it’s a bid sad how history treats him.