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What do you know about LBJ's commitment to war?

Asked by rentluva5256 (555points) October 29th, 2010

I would like to know what the public thinks/remembers about President Johnson’s commitment to the war.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

He wasn’t committed. He tried to do it on the cheap. He was too ignorant of Viet history to know what it would take to fight in the region.

flutherother's avatar

He inherited the Vietnam war with the Presidency couldn’t win it and in the end it divided the country and broke him.

marinelife's avatar

Well, he certainly escalated the war. Source

filmfann's avatar

His commitment was to the Military Industrial Complex.

wundayatta's avatar

I don’t know about his commitment, but I bet he was real sorry to have inherited the mess. I remember hearing some tapes of Oval Office conversations with Dean Rusk or someone. As I recall, he felt trapped. He didn’t really want to pursue the war, but couldn’t figure out how to get out of it. I think there were even some tapes that indicated he knew the war wasn’t winnable, but this stuff is all foggy and I could be making it up.

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