Saturday, May 28, 2011

Historic Document - Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was the authorizing document used to enable the executive branch to attack North Vietnam at will rather than having to gain concurrence from Congress. It was drafted in response to an open sea incident that occurred in the Gulf of Tonkin. 

Ultimately about 2,600,000 of our young men and women would be engaged in-country and 58,000 of them would die there.

Signatures on the document are Lyndon B. Johnson (D-TX), Lee W. Metcalf (D-WY), and John W. McCormack (D-MA)

Patriots, all. Democratics, all.

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