Thursday, January 08, 2004

Blast from the Past
Is it right to dredge up things on their anniversaries? I'm not waiting. On June 15, 1965, Lyndon Baines Johnson, President, in a telephone call to Dean Rusk, I think, or maybe Bob McNamara (he was on the phone with both that day, and others), that the thing about the Vietnamese, and "winning" that war, is that he knew something about the Vietnamese. They were never going to leave. Johnson basically said, in 1965, that we couldn't win because the Vietnamese were not "going to leave" Vietnam

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