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Tracking Down a Quote - LBJ
  • What is that LBJ quote...something to the effect "I'll give them their goddamn war."

    Anybody have a link to this quote online/can point be to a source?

    Thanks.
  • robert1robert1
    Posts: 116
    [move][move]I believe the quote is from the movie, JFK.  Not sure exactly where in the movie however.[/move][/move]
  • robert1robert1
    Posts: 116
    [move]Heinrich and others:  In Robert S. McNamara's 1996 book IN RETROSPECT, he discusses the following on page 176.  "These men were not-and their successors today are not-what they are often portrayed to be by those who simply do not know the military:  trigger-happy warmongers.  Oliver Stone's faniciful movie JFK, for example, includes a scene in which President Johnson, during the 1964 campaign, is made to say, in effect:  "Gentlemen, you give me my election and I will give you your war."  Such a scene is disgraceful. ..."  His words not mine.[/move]







  • MinMMinM
    Posts: 440
    author said:


    What is that LBJ quote...something to the effect "I'll give them their goddamn war."

    Anybody have a link to this quote online/can point be to a source?

    Thanks.


    Most likely a reference to NSAM #273. Signed a few days after JFK was killed ostensibly reversing the policy laid out in NSAM #263.

    BTW today is the anniversary of JFK's signing of NSAM #263; October 11, 1963.