Nixon wanted to nuke Vietnam.

A piece of a conversation I found on the net from President Nixon and Kissinger who amazingly is the dove here:

  • Nixon: I still think we ought to take the North Vietnamese dikes out now. Will that drown people?
    Kissinger: About two hundred thousand people.
    Nixon: No, no, no, I’d rather use the nuclear bomb. Have you got that, Henry?
    Kissinger: That, I think, would just be too much.
    Nixon: The nuclear bomb, does that bother you?…I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christsakes….  
  • Nixon: The only place where you and I disagree … is with regard to the bombing. You’re so goddamned concerned about civilians and I don’t give a damn. I don’t care.
    Kissinger: I’m concerned about the civilians because I don’t want the world to be mobilized against you as a butcher.

    • In conversation with Henry Kissinger regarding Vietnam, as quoted in Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers. (2002) by Daniel Ellsberg

And America voted this guy into office.  Makes you wonder what sort of transcripts will pop up 25 years from now from conversations amongst our current White House occupants.

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