But the GOP still plays wars the same as ever:
The tapes being released tomorrow were made during the first two months of 1973. Our friends at the Miller Center provide some historical context:
During this time, Nixon forced South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu to accept a settlement with North Vietnam that both men recognized would lead to a Communist military victory. Nixon needed the settlement to conceal the failure of his "Vietnamization and negotiation" strategy to achieve the goal of a South Vietnam that could defend and govern itself.