Saturday, September 08, 2012 3:17 PM
Yes, of course, JFK was one of our premier presidents...mostly because of his efforts with regard to civil rights and because of his steadfastness with regard to Russia and their efforts to put missiles into Cuba pointed at the United States. Very few folks take that away from him. Most democrats and republicans see JFK as an excellent president.
Lyndon Johnson? Um, this guy cost our country more American lives in Vietnam than could ever be counted. He continued the Vietnam war for the specific purpose of making sure the American economy stayed vibrant. Just so many of our troops in Vietnam lost their lives BECAUSE of Lyndon Johnson's policies. And, being a Vietnam vet, I know this and will never, ever forget that. Anyone that presents him as some kind of good president or any kind of good American needs a severe ass-whooping. It's just my belief. And, go to your local VFW and ask about Lyndon B. Johnson. You won't get much of a positive response....at least from the Vietnam Vets there.
So, Gary, even though Johnson did supposedly great things for civil rights...he was responsible for just so many deaths of our citizens and THAT should be how Johnson is remembered.