Recently released tapes of President Lyndon Johnson cast an interesting light on the straight talking president who is more remembered for Vietnam or the Great Society. In late June of 1967, LBJ recalls a question from the then premier of the then Soviet Union, Alexey Kosygin.
Per the AP LBJ’s own words: “He couldn’t understand why we’d want to support the Jews – 3 million people – when there are 100 million Arabs. I told him that numbers do not determine what was right. We tried to do what was right regardless of the numbers.”