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Voice Of The People

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Day
25
Month
June
Year
1971
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This weeks question: How did you react to the recently released Pentagon study which showed, among other things, that President Johnson deliberately lied to the American people about the war in Viet Nam, and how do you think this refects on the crediblity oí the present government (Nixon)? Julie Finn, street f reek: I knew they weren't gonna end the war anyway. I knewthatNixor or Johnson or whoever wanted us in war, and it dldn't surprise me cause they lie about everything, and they keep it f rom the people - you cnow, they dig the war cause It keeps them financially in place. Wilbert Corwin: Pm not happy about lt-Tm against the war In Viet Nam to jegin with and the way that Jiings were handled. The credlbility oí the government before was bad, but now I think it's worse. I don't know if Nixon Is telling the truth, unlike President Johnson. Dorls Viola, íousewiíe: [ was a wee bit surprised - I can't say It really changed my f eelings towards the war or our involveraent because I really feel that we should not be in it at all. [ feel it's not so much a matter of national securlty why they wish to suppress the report as it is trying to cover up for their own mistakes and I feel that we've really sort of been decieved a wee bit - not a wee' bit, a great deal. Lester D. Taylor, professor: Ithinkthatthere. was probably more deception than what I had thought, but I certainly was not surprised that the administration's lic stance was different from what was in fact going on. I think that the thing that will react against the Nixon administration is just the attempt on its part to suppress it. George: I'm not shocked by It, cause I just wouldn't put it past them, I think it will really increase öPople's distrust in their government especially since they're trying so hard to shut it up.