includes, among other contradictory utterances made by u.s. presidents, this excerpt from a conversation between richard nixon and henry kissinger in 1972:
president nixon: i still think we ought to take the dikes out now--will that drown people?
henry kissinger: that would drown about 200,000 people.
president nixon: well, no, no, no. i'd rather use the nuclear bomb.
henry kissinger: that, i think, would just be too much.
president nixon: the nuclear bomb? does that bother you?
henry kissinger: [inaudible]
president nixon: i just want you to think big, henry, for christ's sakes.
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