Nixon on the Irish

In this months Atlantic monthly some interesting exerpts from the latest tranche of Nixon tapes released this year. This is what Nixon had to say about the Irish, after Bloody Sunday, and just after the British Embassy in Dublin was burned down on February 2, 1972.

Speaking to William Rogers (Secretary of State)

‘Cause you know, and let’s face it, the Irish are—these people, the Irish, are pretty goddam bad here. They’re the Kennedy type, out raising hell, blowing up the place, burning down the embassy and all that.