YOU'RE SAYING A MATTER ONLY, THERE ARE CHARGES THAT THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION TRIED TO DUCK THIS ONE AND YOU'RE SAYING THAT WASN'T WHAT WAS GOING ON?
There was never one minute when the possibility of ducking out of the Meredith situation was contemplated. Not one minute. It was always clear as crystal, and I personally made a commitment knowing the President would back it up to the Fifth Circuit sitting all nine of them. That whatever force was necessary to make their order affective would be applied.** I made that commitment in open court, in New Orleans and I meant it.