Now that Gerald Ford has died, he is being touted as a hero.
- He pardoned a guilty president to save the presidency.
- He gave a green light to the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1976 that resulted in the massacre of 200,000 civilians.
- He introduced the terrible twins, Chaney and Rumsfield to the world. Ford appointed Donald Rumsfield to be his Chief of Staff . When Rumsfield was promoted to Secretary of Defence, Ford appointed Dick Chaney to be his Chief of Staff.
Americans have funny heroes.