To: Tailgunner Joe
Durin the entire Viet Nam period I did not hear one serious criticism by Kissinger of North Viet Nam when they were piling up records of terrorist acts in the South. This left the pro Ho Chi Minh protest movement here unopposed and with the image that no contesting of their position was possible. It strengthened the movement more than the arguments from the movement did. It left us with no moral negotiating position. Kissinger undermined this country's position. I regarded Kissinger as a subversive nearly 35 years ago. I regard him as so now.
posted on 11/28/2002 2:54:02 PM PST
I regarded Kissinger as a subversive nearly 35 years ago. I regard him as so now.
So? You think George W. Bush is subversive too.
posted on 11/28/2002 3:01:00 PM PST
The Vietnam war was a more formal military affair in the Nixon era. The Viet Cong was wiped out with the Tet Offensive. What the place needed was the high tech weapons of today. They were not around, the South Vietnamese lacked elan, and the enterprise simply wasn't worth the body count. The domino theory also proved over time to be bogus. The one horrible legacy of it all was the genocide in Cambodia.
posted on 11/28/2002 3:09:52 PM PST
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