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At a time when our confidence in the political process seems to be at a low ebb –– a time when our president and other politicians, apparently, feel they should apologize to the world for our country's past deeds, and abase themselves by literally bowing to foreign leaders, here's a short refresher course on how a few of our patriots handled negative criticism and insults to our country in former years.
JFK'S Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 1960's when France’s President General Charles de Gaulle decided to pull out of NATO. De Gaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as soon as possible.
Rusk quietly asked him, "Does that include those who are buried here?"
De Gaulle did not respond.
You Could Have Heard a Pin Drop