Now that Kerry wants to be president, some of his former military colleagues say they still resent his allegations. They believe that Kerry slandered his colleagues as war criminals merely as a pretext for gaining support for the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. They believe he was pandering to those who said the "domino theory" was not valid, that the Vietnamese communists were nationalists not terrorists.
One way to try to resolve those conflicting views is asking those affected most by the war - the South Vietnamese. Philadelphia has a large Vietnamese community composed mostly of Vietnamese refugees. Some were "boat people" who fled the horror of communist Vietnam on rafts, boats and pieces of driftwood, risking their lives. Others are more recent arrivals. All fled the utopia that Vietnam was supposed to become, according to Kerry and his anti-war colleagues
John Kerry would not use the military to fight, period
Commander-in-Chief Kerry: "Attack!...NO, WAIT...No, ATTACK without funding!!...No, GO BACK!...Become more sensitive, THEN attack!...No, wait while I consult with the French!"
Rule #1 never fight, always run away
Rule #2 demand a Global Test
Rule #3 if Global Test is passed (i.e. Persian Gulf War)
revert back to Rule#1