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There Is No Rehabilitating The Vietnam War

By Robert Freeman/Common Dreams

Since the day it ended, in 1975, there have been efforts to rehabilitate the Vietnam War - to make it acceptable, even honorable. After all, there were so many sides to the story, weren't there? It was so complex, so nuanced. There was real heroism among the troops.

Of course, all of this is true, but it's true of every war so it doesn't redeem any war. The Vietnam War is beyond redemption and must be remembered and condemned for the calamity that it was. The Vietnam War was "one of the greatest American foreign policy disasters of the 20th century."

Those are not the words of a leftist pundit or a scribbling anti-American. They are the words of H.R. McMaster, the sitting National Security Advisor to the President of the United States.

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Posted on September 25, 2017
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