'Richard III, the Newest Nixon'

Far from feeling betrayed, Greenberg should feel vindicated for his past support of President Nixon.

Strange that he seems so excessively offended by the warm and enthusiastic reception given to Nixon by journalists, who previously vilified him, and the American public who seemingly deserted him.

This change in attitude by critics is due, in my opinion, to the realization and subsequent appreciation of the monumental accomplishments attained under the most adverse circumstances, and who now regret the loss of leadership which had contained the spread of communism worldwide, and would have prevented the serious problems we now confront in Central America.

Despite Greenberg's assertion that there was "the old Nixon, the new Nixon, and now the newest Nixon," there had always been just the real Nixon. He was and is brilliant, persevering and courageous.

While suffering unceasing, unwarranted harassment, former staff members have stated that President Nixon showed exceptional strengths, and was always caring and compassionate.

These examples reveal the "true character" of our 37th President--rather than the caricature described by Greenberg.

Although the reason for Greenberg's acerbic, vindictive tirade is never clearly enunciated, one can assume it was Watergate by his reference to the pardon. He should be aware that the final chapter has never been written and as more and more information has become public, the facts reveal Nixon was a victim rather than a perpetrator.

Nixon's irrefutable expertise in foreign affairs and understanding of intricate international relationships brings praise from leaders worldwide who seek his counsel.

However incomprehensible or distasteful it may seem to Greenberg, President Nixon has joined the hallowed ranks of Lincoln and Churchill in overcoming the most overwhelming political defeats to become a revered and honored statesman at home and abroad.

SUSAN SPREEN

Mission Viejo

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