More Proof that the conservative movement is based on being pissed off about the 60s and 70s

Dark_Falcon3/14/2013 7:45:09 pm PDT

re: #13 EPR-radar

My understanding of Vietnam is that the North was motivated by anti-colonialism and self-determination to an extent that we could never match in the South with a doctrinaire application of cold war ideology.

Anti-colonialism, yes. But you should replace “self-determination” with “imposition of Communism” for the North sought to impose its system upon the whole of Vietnam, regardless of the wishes of those in the South who did not want a totalitarian system. Remember that the North’s final offensive was not a popular uprising, it was a crushing conventional attack spearheaded by Soviet-provided T-55s tanks.