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Obama Lauds Haig As a 'Great American'

Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 11:42 AM

President Barack Obama calls the late Alexander Haig "a great American" who served his country with distinction.

The former secretary of state, who also was a four-star general, died Saturday in a Baltimore hospital. He was 85.

Obama says Haig exemplified the nation's "finest warrior-diplomat tradition" of those serve the public.

The president says Haig had a "remarkable and decorated" career.

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