Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Putting The "Dick" In Dick Nixon

It's an article of faith among many historians that Nixon scuttled Lyndon Johnson's 1968 "October Surprise" of a negotiated settlement of the Vietnam War.  Nixon knew that if Johnson ended the war, Humphrey would win.  Nixon's entire campaign was based on his foreign policy chops and his "secret plan to end the war".

Now we know that Nixon blew up the talks by reaching out to the Saigon regime.

And thousands more people died.

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