Obama "Brainwashes" Public on Afghanistan
Written By: Sheldon Richman | Posted: Thursday, March 1st, 2012
In 1967, Michigan Governor George W. Romney, a potential contender for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination, abandoned his earlier support for the war in Vietnam, which he had called "morally right and necessary." Asked why he changed his position, Romney said, "When I came back from Viet Nam [in November 1965], I'd just had the greatest brainwashing that anybody can get." That remark indicating the U.S. military had lied to him was widely interpreted as a fatal gaffe, and Romney pulled out of the race two weeks before the New Hampshire primary.
Of course, the U.S. government was lying about Vietnam. This was the infamous "credibility gap."
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