The Vietnam War was their first successful attempt at manipulating the start of a war—the Gulf of Tonkin episode, which never happened:
... high government officials distorted facts and deceived the American public about events that led to full U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. (Source)
That unrelenting remark by Pelosi should have been a red-flag-clue that some sort of scam was in the offing and Congress should have stood its ground, not caved to the HIC and Pelosi!
Has California really messed with its politics so much so that now there will be a referendum in November 2018 to split California into 3 separate states: Northern California, Southern California, and California?
Dr. John Coleman Discusses the Committee of 300