Haig Beats Hague
Unlike the Saddams, Milosevics and Pol Pots, our war criminals never receive the same opprobrium and punishment. They usually live long, comfortable lives, are celebrated as honorable statesmen and women who nobly served the nation's interests. Alexander Haig reminds us that imperial double standards remain very much in place, something that Bush, Cheney, and Obama are doubtless happy to know.
Although satirist Mort Sahl found Haig sane enough to support in the 1988 presidential sweepstakes, other comics took a dimmer view. Here Larry David and Melanie Chartoff dissect Haig's bizarre press conference after Reagan was shot by John Hinckley. From Fridays, April 3, 1981.