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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:00 PM

58. I've read 3 of Robert Caro's

volumes on LBJ...The 4th is awaiting my attention...Caro is working on a 5th.... Eventually Vietnam will be seen as a bipartisan mistake, and hopefully the truth will be more widely known as to just who dragged that war on forever. I just read "America's Stolen Narrative" by Robert Parry.... He reports that Richard Nixon worked against Johnson's efforts for a negotiated peace. Through Anna Chennault Nixon promised the leader of South Vietnam a better deal than he would get from Humphrey...and promised to keep the war running for 4 more years, with lots of money for 4 years after that. So, the South Vietnamese, after agreeing to meet in Paris for peace negotiations, found one excuse after another to delay the peace.

LBJ was eccentric, to put it kindly, but he was an incredible president is many ways....better than any Democratic president since.

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