Rachel Maddow: On lying to get the US into war. LBJ/RMN and scuttling the peace talks in Vietnam – treason. Talks with Ret. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on the Iraq war and the lies that led to that disaster.
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Declassified tapes of President Lyndon Johnson’s telephone calls provide a fresh insight into his world. Among the revelations – he planned a dramatic entry into the 1968 Democratic Convention to re-join the presidential race. And he caught Richard Nixon sabotaging the Vietnam peace talks… but said nothing.
Watergate and Iran-Contra were, in part at least, extensions of the original crimes, which involved dirty dealings to secure the immense power of the presidency.
Yet, whenever called on this ugliness, conservatives insist that they are the real victims, picked on by the Left. This destructive and whiny dynamic has existed at least since the late 1960s
In the dusty files of Lyndon Johnson’s presidential library in Austin, Texas, once secret documents and audiotapes tell a dark and tragic story of how Richard Nixon’s team secured the White House in 1968 by sabotaging peace talks that might have ended the Vietnam War four years earlier