As the old saying goes "The more things change...the more they stay the same."
Newly declassified documents show that Richard Nixon purposefully and knowingly deceived the America public on Cambodia, even after his "secret" war there became known.
In referene to the situation in Cambodia, Nixon told White House aides "Publicly, we say one thing. Actually, we do another."
According to an Associated Press article:
"In a memo from the meeting marked "Eyes Only, Top Secret Sensitive," Nixon told his military men to continue doing what was necessary in Cambodia, but to say for public consumption that the United States was merely providing support to South Vietnamese forces when necessary to protect U.S. troops.
"That is what we will say publicly," he asserted. "But now, let's talk about what we will actually do."
He instructed: "I want you to put the air in there and not spare the horses. Do not withdraw for domestic reasons but only for military reasons."
Hmmm....sounds like George Bush has more in common with Richard Nixon that he realizes.