In a taped conversation from June 25, 1967, about three weeks after Israel defeated three Arab armies, [President Lyndon B.] Johnson relates a conversation with Soviet Premier Alexey Kosygin.
"He couldn't understand why we'd want to support the Jews — 3 million people — when there are 100 million Arabs," the president said. "I told him that numbers do not determine what was right. We tried to do what was right regardless of the numbers."
..."I sure as hell want to be careful and not run out on little Israel," Johnson said in a March 1968 conversation with his ambassador to the United Nations, Arthur Goldberg.