Nation: The Fifth of March

CHATTING with Lyndon Johnson at the Texas ranch last week, TIME Correspondent Richard Saltonstall asked if, on reflection, there was anything he would have done differently as President. Johnson pondered for a second and then, in a voice so low that he could hardly be heard, said that he could not answer until he sat down with his diary and looked at the events and decisions of each day. When he got out the record for March 5, 1965, for example, and examined the specifics, he said, he might ... At that point his voice became inaudible even to the reporter...

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