The Presidency: Something of Value

Firm Asian supporters of U.S. Asian policy don't grow in every bamboo grove. So it was not surprising that Lyndon Johnson, just a month after postponing the state visits to the U.S. of Critics Ayub Khan of Pakistan and Lai Bahadur Shastri of India, spared no pains last week in welcoming South Korea's President Chung Hee Park, 48. After all, Park has demonstrated his loyalty by sending 2,000 army engineers and a medical team to help out in South Viet Nam.

Ruffles and flourishes started the visit on the White House South Lawn....