Forgotten hero: Senator Wayne Morse against war in Vietnam

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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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 The PLO, those in it subject to the authority of its chairman, Arafat, has stopped the terror before us, as they committed themselves in the Declaration of Principles. And yet, other terrorist organizations continue to attack us, because it is their political aim to murder Israelis, because they are Israelis, through acts of terror, in order to cause the cessation of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Because this is their aim, we have no intention of shirking from the efforts toward peace, even if the acts of terrorism continue to harm us.

Yitzhak Rabin
(Israelischer Premierminister 1992-95. In seiner Ansprache an die Knesset (5.10.1995), in der er das Interim-Abkommen mit den Palästinensern erklärte. Vier Wochen später wurde er erschossen.)

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