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Old 23rd October 2017, 03:06 PM   #194
Skeptic Ginger
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
We've got something. We have no idea what it is, but we choose to interpret it as an attack and to act accordingly
The difference is, Johnson knew the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was based on a lie.
... In truth, Hanoi's navy was engaged in nothing that night but the salvage of two of the boats damaged on August 2.[8] In 1965, President Johnson commented privately: "For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there."[9]
That's different from simply taking advantage of a convenient hysterical reaction. And in Trump's case, he has a history of believing crap like this.
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