Originally posted by Little Nemo
Susanann, I'd be interested in reading these transcripts. A cite would be nice.
But until then, please enlighten us. If all of the presidents you listed didn't want to win the war, what was their real purpose?
By the way, the first American troops arrived in Vietnam in 1955. So Truman, at least, is cleared of whatever conspiracy existed.
"Vietnam is a D***** little pissant country. It's not worth one American boys life".
"If I pull out of Vietnam, they'll impeach me, won't they?"
"I can't get out. I can't finish it. What the h*** can I do?"
(telephone conversation between Johnson and Senator Richard Russel, white house tapes, Lyndon Johnson library)