Fifty years ago today, July 12, 1967
Solon Blasts LBJ
Sen. Richard Russell, D-Ga., sharply denounced the Johnson administration for sending planes and men into the Congo to help quell a local rebellion.
“I deplore intervention in local wars where we have no moral commitment to intervene,” said Russell, chairman of the Armed Services Committee.
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