The War: Gathering Protest

There was no reason for doubt left:

President Nixon's eight-month period of relative immunity from criticism on the Viet Nam war was over. The opponents of the war came out spoiling for a fight. A freshman Republican Senator, New York's conservative-turned-liberal, Charles Goodell, even had the temerity to introduce legislation asking the Congress to take the unheard-of step of cutting off all funds for U.S. participation in the war as of December 1, 1970. Of course, there is virtually no chance for his measure to become law.

But the proposal served to reopen debate on the war, largely muted since Nixon...

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