History Repeats Itself

It's great when we can log onto a blogger's page and actually learn something and be moved by it at the same time. That happened to us today.

Eric Alterman reminds us that tomorrow, Aug. 7, is the 38th anniversary of the passage of the ”Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.” The resolution engendered our full-scale entry into the Vietnam War. Yet there is new information from the LBJ library tapes that the incident that sparked the resolution never happened.

Alterman has been writing a book on presidential lying, due out next year, and has extensively researched the resolution and the cost of the Vietnam War to our country in terms of dollars, lives, and societal divisiveness.

Eric's sobering remarks are particularly deserving of reflection now as Congress and the President appear on the brink of causing us to enter another war.

Thanks, Eric.

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