Monday, December 08, 2008

The Significance of Nixon's 'Treason'

By Robert Parry
December 9, 2008

You might have thought that when audiotapes were released of President Lyndon Johnson accusing Richard Nixon’s 1968 campaign of “treason” for sabotaging Vietnam peace talks – as 500,000 U.S. troops sat in a war zone – the major U.S. news media would be all over it, providing insight and context.

Read on.

3 comments:

racetoinfinity said...

With all the critical praise (most probably merited from reviews I've read and clips and interviews I've seen on tv) that "Nixon/Frost", the Ron Howard film, is garnering, and the commendable empathy that actor Frank Langella (according to a Charlie Rose interview) developed for the constipated paranoid one, thanks for balancing things out with a reality check about Tricky Dick, as we who were there, remember him:

Thanks for counterbalancing any chance of rosy-glassed in-the- rear-view-mirror nostalgia with some true deviltry from "Body Armour 'King'".

Don said...

Parry's piece is great! And it makes you wonder why the mainstream press has been out to lunch on this one. I agree with LBJ and Dirksen and Parry: It was treason. And Nixon, Chennault and Mitchell should have been prosecuted for that.
Don Fulsom

SnotRag Dave said...

I find myself amazed every day at the hindsight views now offered of the Nixon White House... amazed at the unadulterated corruption that was his administration's modus operandi. I just hope we don't have to wait 30+ years to undercover the truth of the Dubya administration.