Letters: Oct. 24, 1969

Oh, How We Cheered

Sir: I recall that, not so long ago, a young President stated that "we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." And oh, how we cheered.

Let history record that on Oct. 15, an alarming portion of my generation and a significant number of an older generation who ought to know better, converged on Washington to finally repudiate those words because, alas, in a remote corner of the globe, the price had indeed...

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