furthermore in the series "the 10,000 day war" aired on the history channel, general william westmoreland in an interveiw said president johnson would call him in vietnam and say "i was just watching the evening news, and based on what i saw i want you to do this or that". westmoreland said "i would tell him what is on the news is not happening in vietnam, but i was ordered to do it anyway". do you remember the trail of death (i believe it was called) in the first golf war? when retreating iraqis were caught in a trap and were taking unbelievable caulties from airpower? a reporter found out about it, cried "FOUL!" televised the story, made g. bush panick and order an immediate cease fire (we now have to fight the survivors). maybe these two presidents didnt want to be called bad guys. nothing has changed. reporters and now add the bipartisan commision. more inept civilians creating more confusion.