Vietnam War was a mistake

04/11/2014 10:04 AM

04/07/2014 9:24 AM

Re "Don't blame U.S." (Letters, April 6): Frank Wandell is entitled to his opinion, but it was expressed like someone who neither served in Vietnam nor lost, whether physically or psychologically, someone near and dear to him there.

Meanwhile, his Cold Warrior outlook is out of the distant past as evidently. He still believes the long-obsolete, anti-Communist rhetoric of the time. He failed to explain why that war had to be fought despite Vietnam not being strategically important as well as the necessity of the sacrifice of so much blood and treasure to a stalemate. Some years afterward, even Robert McNamara could admit the Vietnam War was a mistake.

-- Don Crisafulli, Sacramento

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