Sometimes exploits can’t be forgiven
THERE is probably one individual almost universally despised by Vietnam war veterans, particularly, but not exclusively, by Americans. It is not the wily communist dictator Ho Chi Minh nor the brilliant strategist Võ Nguyên Giáp, choreographer of many victories in the south from the humiliating French defeat at Dien Ben Phu to the capture of Saigon in April, 1975. It is not the American politicians from JFK, who first committed US troops to the war to JBJ and Nixon who escalated it, nor the hapless Gerald Ford who oversaw the humiliating defeat and withdrawal of US interests.
Australian politicians don’t rate.
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