ACCUMULATING PERIPHERALS


We Woulda Beat ‘Em, Too, If’n the Clock Hadn’a Run Out by mattsteinglass
January 30, 2007, 9:47 am
Filed under: Vietnam

Fred Barnes is still peddling the nonsense.

There’s almost no point arguing with these people; anyone who at this stage still buys the lie that US counterinsurgency worked in Vietnam, and that we would have won the war if not for the Congressional decision to cut off supplemental funding in early 1975, is simply impenetrable to reason. But if this vengeful fantasy appeals to you, here is my article in the Boston Globe on this subject, from December, 2005.

UPDATE: Here’s a photo of one of the people I interviewed in my article, General Le Ngoc Hien, who was in charge of compiling the war plan for the NVA and the Viet Cong during the Tet Offensive and afterwards. In other words, one of the guys who actually did win the Vietnam War.

General Le Ngoc Hien

Gen. Le Ngoc Hien displays a photo of himself with the People’s Army of Vietnam’s general staff in the late 1960s. December, 2005.

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