To: William McKinley
I don't know what Maesto is trying to say, and I'd probably disagree with him if I did. But he does seem to be alluding to a critical turning point in the war.
If JFK had not ordered the CIA to assassinate Diem, as the Pentagon Papers revealed, in part because Diem was a Catholic and JFK found his own Catholicism politically embarrassing, and because Vietnamese Buddhists were setting themselves in fire while protesting Diem as a tyrant, the war would have gone much better.
Kennedy's assassination of Diem was a disastrous turning point in the war, a major instance of our failure to fight the war as if we intended to win it.
posted on 01/31/2004 1:18:46 PM PST
The part I am not seeing is how that turning point has anything to do with any point I've made or that Snow made-- and I am wondering why he would think that Snow's points would be the same as mine.
UR# 41.......Great Post!!
Kennedy's assassination of Diem was THE disastrous turning point in the war, THE major instance of our failure to fight the war as if we intended to win it.
The real 'value' of Worldviews......?
(What is 'total-war'....?)
(What is a true 'cultural-revolution'?)
posted on 01/31/2004 2:02:47 PM PST
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