Re: Joe Biden1 week ago
It is, of course, the very height of silliness to attribute such major historical events and trends to one party or the other, and even moreso to what party the President belongs to, without reference to majorities in the two chambers of Congress.
But Moosie chose to see it that way, so I played along.
I don't get a chance to say this often enough, so allow me to repeat: Possibly the most incredible, and certainly the most cost-effective global geo-politico-diplomatic coup in history was accomplished by a milk-drinking, Mormon, U.S. Air Force lieutenant with a dozen candy bars and some parachutes made out of handkerchiefs.
Anecdote from Andrei Cherny's great book The Candy Bombers. . .
When Halvorsen, now a colonel, went back to West Berlin in 1970 as commander of the U.S. Air Force in West Berlin, they set him up for a "dinner with the locals" event in the home of a local family. After dinner and chat, when they got down to coffee (milk for Halvorsen), the mother of the family went into the kitchen, the father dimmed the lights, and the mother returned with a silver tray, upon which, surrounded by candles, was the chocolate bar the Candy Bombers had dropped on their house in 1948.