Robert J. Hanyok, a retired National Security Agency historian, said Wednesday in an interview that “there were doubts, but nobody wanted to follow up on the doubts,” perhaps because “they felt they’d gone too far down the road.”
Mr. Hanyok concluded in 2001 that N.S.A. officers had deliberately falsified intercepted communications in the incident to make it look like the attack on Aug. 4, 1964, had occurred, although he said they acted not out of political motives but to cover up earlier errors.
Many historians say that President Johnson might have found reason to escalate military action against North Vietnam even without the Tonkin Gulf crisis, and that he apparently had his own doubts. Historians note that a few days after the supposed attack he told George W. Ball, the under secretary of state, “Hell, those dumb, stupid sailors were just shooting at flying fish!”
Thank you for serving and thank you for your sacrifice.
I served years later after graduating from college but was still in high school when Vietnam ended. Also quite young as I started 1st grade at age 4.
My father was there and in Cambodia, and nearly didn't make it back several times. Probably wouldn't have if he hadn't contracted hepatitis.
Fox Poll: Most Americans Think Obama Lies.....
President Barack Obama has lost the trust of most Americans: a new poll shows that about six in 10 voters think he lies on important issues some or most of the time.
The Fox News poll found that 37 percent think the president lies "most of the time." Another 24 percent say he lies "some of the time." Twenty percent say Obama lies "only now and then," and 15 percent say he "never" lies, the survey found.
In the latest survey, among those who said the president lies most of the time were Democrats (13 percent) and other key Obama supporters: blacks (12 percent), liberals (16 percent), unmarried women (31 percent) and people under 30 (34 percent), results showed.
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Looks like I will have to rest my case.....and go with you don't know much about anything. Next time do your own homework, this way you won't come out on the short end of the stick.