The Vicar Goes Abroad

Short on policy but long on style, Haig tries to rally our allies

The true measure of my effectiveness is going to be what we accomplish. When the report card is rendered, it's going to be rendered on substance." So said Secretary of State Alexander Haig as he began a whirlwind, nine-day trip through the Middle East and Europe. As he spoke, Haig was still smarting from his confrontation with the White House over the selection of Vice President George Bush as "crisis manager," and his ill-received "I'm in control" television appearance shortly after the...

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