Focus on the 70s - The Nixon Years - PT3
00:09:46 - 00:10:38
Color: Aerials of American naval ships creating a sea blockade, mining Haiphong Harbor, attempting to shut out North Vietnamese supply lines; aerial of CH-53 helicopter in flight. MS Senator GEORGE MCGOVERN (D-SD) talking on phone in office, denouncing Nixon's actions w/out telling Congress (violation of War Powers Act): "Who would have imagined that in May 1972, instead of moving towards an end, the war would have taken another turn towards an even more disastrous escalation." C/as more shots of blockade. "From all indications the President thinks he can take a step like that w/out so much as a glance at Capitol Hill. He's behaving more like a king acting from divine right than the leader of free society."