Telegram to Ambassador Philip C. Habib on United States Negotiations for Peace in Lebanon

August 20, 1982

Dear Phil:

Yours is truly a sterling achievement. You have succeeded against staggering odds. It is America's blessing to have men of your caliber and patriotism in its service. Your skill, courage and determination have been an inspiration to us all. It was a performance which was in the best tradition of the tireless professionalism we expect of our Foreign Service. You have your country's gratitude for a great and difficult job well done.

Sincerely,

Ronald Reagan

Note: Ambassador Habib is the President's emissary in consultations in the Middle East.