drink. rarely have i talked about vietnam, cambodia by design. besides that, carmela has asked that i tell a funny story. sure, there were plenty of funny stories, but they were always mixed with heart ache like when i went into cambodia in march or april of 1970 with a great combat cameraman named carl sorenson and a great stills photographer named dana stone who didn't come out with us. . we had to lie about our professions. dana acted like a hippy. i told the truth. i said i was a fertilizer distributor. there was a lot of fertilizer flying around those parts and a lot happened that i've tried not to think about over the years, but there were good moments, too. you all know those moments, too. as dickens said of another period of blood-letting, it was the best of times and the worst of times. some of us at cbs tried to make good on the post, you make the concrete broadcaster in the day and anything you can at night. the best of times for me usually, oddly enough, were in the field. i think we all can recall those exhilarating moments in the midst of feeling scared and miserable w
called me in there. he said, we're going into cambodia with ground troops. and he said, henry sent me a draft, and he didn't like it. he said, i've got -- >> henry? >> henry kissinger, i'm sorry. he said, i have some notes here. i started taking notes from what he said. he said, take this paragraph and put it in there. you're taking all this, about 12 pages of this. he said, now go back and in about two or three hours give me a draft. during the course of this, he said, we're not going to go into the fishhook and parrots beak we're going into all eight sanctuaries. so i said, all eight? he said, yeah. he said, we're already bombing them. i said, you're bombing them? sir, they are going to know we're coming. he said, don't worry about that, pat. we've been bombing them for a long time. that's when i found out about the cambodian bombing. >> for almost a year. >> i went back to the office. i got working on it. my secretary was working real fast. we didn't have computers and things. she was writing fast and then so i got the draft and i took it down to him. of course i had copies of it.
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