President Nixon: Bob, what is—what are [Ambassador to the council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Robert F.] Ellsworth's plans [unclear]?
Haldeman∇: Yeah, mmm-hmm. [Unclear.]
President Nixon: [Unclear.] He doesn't—he isn't planning to [unclear].
Haldeman: I don't believe so. There was some talk of that at one point, but as I understand it, it was [unclear] what we consider a very lucrative opportunity [unclear].
President Nixon: Well, I have an idea. Why not have him and the general change places?1 Think it over. [Unclear] intelligent. He's [unclear] fight like hell for what [unclear]. Think so? He's a young guy.
President Nixon: I think that's the deal. Think it over, OK?
Haldeman: Yeah. [Unclear.] very good for him.
President Nixon: Yeah. [Unclear.] Tell you what you do. Run it by Bob [Ellsworth], tell him [unclear]. OK. [Unclear.] Sure. Have you thought about it? [Unclear] go on from there.
Haldeman: Sure. Good.