Fulbright, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, not only voted for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, he introduced it, because Johnson asked him to. This did not stop him from becoming an initial lone dissenter as the U.S. sent more troops to Vietnam. In fact, he became increasingly furious as he realized that he was duped into helping escalate the conflict, and he opened hearings in 1968 to investigate the Tonkin incident.
It should take far less courage for Democratic senators in 2005 to take a stand against the bungled effort in Iraq...
:: posted by buermann @ 2005-10-07 10:34:10 CST |