posted on Apr, 3 2003 @ 09:38 PM
Justifiable. Whose opinion? For what reason?
If the reason is to slow down the Soviet expansion, blled it of money and material thereby denying that money and resources in other locations, sure.
It was justifiable. Understand, everything was viewed through Cold War eyes.
If it was actually to defend a nation from aggression of another nation thereby protecting its chance of blossoming into a democracy, sure. We had a
defense agreement with that nation and we were morally expected to do so. We failed miserably. But then again, so did the South Vietnamese
Funny thing is, Ho Chi Minh was a staunch ally during WWII. After WWII during the Vietnamese struggle for their freedom against France (rather ironic
that France, just liberated from Germany, didn't want to release Vietnam) asked that we not help France and that we say nice things about Vietnam in
the international scene. What did we do? We help France.
Yup. You know France is appreceative of that as well as everything else. And we lose who would have probably been much better friends.