Path To War

January 26, 2003

Yesterday I watched HBO's much-hyped Path To War. Not only was it incredibly engaging and entertaining, it really enlightened me on Lyndon Johnson and the climate of mid-60's America.

What I enjoyed most was the painting of Lyndon Johnson as a horribly conflicted man who couldn't make a decision of his own. He came across as being genuinely concerned for the betterment of America, but let himself be coerced by his cabinet to go against "every bone in [his] body."

After watching the film, I read the following timeline about the Vietnam War. Quick, informative, and to the point.

Strike this movie and The Gathering Storm up as two more entries into HBO's incredible film library.

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