Originally Posted by shpirate87
Maybe you would like to provide quotes to back this up.
"Now, let me begin by describing the situation I found when I was inaugurated on January 20."
"The war had been going on for 4 years."
"31,000 Americans had been killed in action."
"The training program for the South Vietnamese was behind schedule."
"540,000 Americans were in Vietnam with no plans to reduce the number."
"No progress had been made at the negotiations in Paris and the United States had not put forth a comprehensive peace proposal."
"The war was causing deep division at home and criticism from many of our friends as well as our enemies abroad."