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May 21, 2012

Interesting forward of a book by Marine Lt General Cooper who was present at a meeting of Lyndon Johnson and the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the beginning of the Vietnam War. President Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara rejected the Chief's recommendations.

Quotes From the President:

"He screamed obscenities, he cursed them personally, he ridiculed them for coming to his office with their "military advice." Noting that it was he who was carrying the weight of the free world on his shoulders, he called them filthy names-shitheads, dumb shits, pompous assholes-and used "the F-word" as an adjective more freely than a Marine in boot camp would use it. He then accused them of trying to pass the buck for World War III to him. It was unnerving, degrading."

"He suggested that each one of them change places with him and assume that five incompetents had just made these “military recommendations.” He told them that he was going to let them go through what he had to go through when idiots gave him stupid advice," 

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