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The Unrelenting Hideous Enterprise of War

By BOB HERBERT
Published: July 6, 2009

After the War Was Over

Bob Herbert @ NY Times
- President Johnson contended that American warships had been attacked by North Vietnamese patrol boats in the Gulf of Tonkin in August 1964. The attack never happened. As Mr. Weiner wrote, “The American ships had been firing at their own sonar shadows on a dark night.”But McNamara, relying on intelligence reports, told Johnson that evidence of the attack was ironclad. Does this remind anyone of the “slam dunk” evidence of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction? Read more.

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