Forgotten hero: Senator Wayne Morse against war in Vietnam


Sen. Morse was one of only two Senators (!) who opposed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which authorized  President Johnson to take military action in Vietnam without a declaration of war.

The Tonkin Resolution was the official start of the Vietnam war.

The war brought death to millions of civilians and several hundred thousand soldiers, not to speak of the wounded, the crippeled and the mentally disturbed.

– Schlesinger

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Israel - Zitat des Tages

 Our ability to penetrate the country will increase if we have a state. Our strength vis-à-vis the Arabs will likewise increase. [...] The greater the Jewish strength in the country, the more the Arabs will realize that it is neither beneficial nor possible for them to withstand us.

David Ben Gurion
(Ministerpräsident Israels 1948-54, 55-63. 1937, an seinen Sohn Amos zur Frage der Übernahme des ganzen Palästina.)

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