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  •  There was no LBJ "peace deal" (7+ / 0-)

    The North Vietnamese had demanded a halt to the bombing of the North prior to engaging in any serious talks. This went on for 5 months and LBJ finally agreed on 31 October of '68 just days prior to the election.

    The Nixon back-channeling was done with the South Vietnamese trying to convince them that they would get a better deal with Nixon as president.

    Orwell - "Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable"

    by truong son traveler on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:04:43 PM PDT

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