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the time he got in to his second term our involvement in Vietnam was
so enormous that we were slowly getting ourselves into a nearly
hopeless situation. But we still went along with the policy. Then
Johnson decided to win the war without increasing taxes and started
inflation. At that point questions started being raised by various
people. John Gardner left the White House over this issue. [Robert]
McNamara should have because he really didn't believe that the war
could be won. But he was sort of a good soldier type. The situation
became acute. Johnson announced on March 30, 1967, I believe that he
was not going to run.
[End of side two, tape one.]
[Begining of tape two side one.]
Johnson announced he was not going to run, Nixon had
miraculously, I hate to use the word, recovered his status in the
political world and ran and won the election. And Time Inc. was for
Nixon in that election.
I'm trying to remember now. I have one memory that I'm trying
to place. I guess it was in 1968 that we had a news tour. No that
was later. When was Tet?
You had a news tour at the end of February nineteen sixty-nine.
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