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Eric Alterman, author of “When Presidents Lie,” writes: We know now…that after the famed Gulf of Tonkin “incident” on Aug. 4, 1964 – in which North Vietnam allegedly attacked two American destroyers – NSC officials doctored the evidence to support President Lyndon Johnson’s false charge in a speech to the nation that night of “open aggression on the high seas against the United States of America.” In fact, no real evidence for those attacks has ever been found.

Here is 60 Minutes Producer Don Hewitt discussing the fake Gulf of Tonkin incident.